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!

Friday, April 21

This is another chapel, the chapel of Holy Work. The Altar area is, as you can see, gorgeously carved wood. I don't know if you can see it very well, but just above the tabernacle there is a dark canopy that is partially hiding a beautiful carved crucifix, I didn't even see it the first time I looked at it. I thought it a bit strange, at first I thought perhaps the crucifix wasn't meant to be there, but that it was meant for a monstrance instead - but that wouldn't make sense, because the carved wood curtains would have partially blocked a monstrance too (or it would have to be a REALLY small monstrance!). I don't know, but it made me stop and think and pray - and maybe that, after all, is what it was meant to do!


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