Day 3 commenced with an early start to journey to the Vatican. All the Sydney Catholic Schools pilgrims were blessed to experience a private mass at the Saint Peter’s Basilica main altar. After the mass we had a guided tour through the Basilica and the lower levels.
Later we visited Saint Mary’s Major Basilica which is the largest church dedicated to Our Lady.
The Vatican Museum was up next where we were able to see the Sistine Chapel and all the art and sculptures. The Sistine Chapel is where the new Pope gets elected. The entire building is painted by Michelangelo and depicts scenes of Genesis, most famously the Creation of Adam.
Day 4 was a travel day where we journeyed through Cascia to Assisi. In Cascia at the Basilica of Saint Rita we celebrated mass. We also saw her incorrupt body and the Eucharistic miracle that had occurred there in 1330.
After leaving Cascia the bus groups went to Assisi, where we checked into our hotel rooms, then visited the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels by nightfall.
Written by Jamie K and Luca E
Photos by Jamie K