Franciscan Sister Louise’s Rome and Assisi 2011 Journal
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Community Director, Sister Louise Hembrecht, writes a photo-journal of her October 2011 days in Rome and Assisi including the 25th anniversary of John Paul II’s First World Day of Peace held in Assisi in 1986.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
I arrived safely but not according to Plan A. My plane was supposed to leave Green Bay about 11:30, fly to Chicago, then to Philadelphia then to Rome. When the 11:30 take off changed to 12:50, I knew it would not work.
So plan B was Green Bay to Chicago, leave Chicago at 2:40, to to Frankfurt, and then Rome. The plane in Green Bay was delayed until 2:05. Plan B was out.
We moved to plan C. Green Bay to Chicago and leave Chicago at 5:10 p.m. and fly directly to Rome. It worked. The gentleman who was next to me on the plane was more interesting. At first I was going to say the “older” gentleman but actually I think I am older than he. He had black leather pants on, cowboy boots and a motorcycle type jacket. He was from Denver. Found out he is Episcopalian, the musician and liturgist at his parish. Had quite the conversation with him.
Actually plan C was nicer than plans A and B. I had looked into that flight but it was $400 more than the ticket I purchased. All did not go as planned – it was better. I just had extra airport time in Green Bay and only was a half hour later than expected into Rome.
Sister Mariadele called Sister Monica Mary for me so she was expecting the slightly later arrival.
Once here we were going to take the train and then bus to the Domus, but there was a strike. So, we took a taxi. I had about 45 minutes and then we went to Mass at Gesu. We stopped for pasta on the way home, walked the streets of Rome long enough to be hungry for gelato, and came home. I took a nap.
But I did get up in time for adoration and evening prayer. After supper, Sister Kay and I went for another walk. I have taken a shower and will soon go to bed.