The Roamin' Roman

Benvenuto! You have happened upon the blog of a wandering Catholic American college student studying for a year in Rome, the Eternal City. You will find here my pontifications, ruminations, reflections, images, and ponderings on my life in Rome. Ciao!

Sunday, March 5

Post-Ash Wednesday Mass - ashes clearly visible! This is of note because it's only the Americans that do the "cross" on the forehead, the Europeans/Italians simply sprinkle the ashes on the top of the head... needless to say, the Italians gave us very strange looks the rest of the day! ;)


  • At 10:28 PM, Blogger Carolina Cannonball said…

    great photo. At least it is very clearly a "cross". I have yet to get one that didn't look like anyhting more then smudge. I was afraid I looked like a member of the Manson family @ work last week. LOL. Pretty cool you got to see Amy @ TOT.

  • At 4:05 PM, Anonymous recusant said…

    Not just Americans. English, Scots, Irish and Welsh to name some others.


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