Greetings from the Eternal City!

Our visit has been going well, and so far the group has been to see the Congregations for Clergy, Catholic Education, Doctrine of the Faith, and the Pontifical Councils for Legislative Texts, and Christian Unity.

It was nice that, at the General Audience on Wednesday, the Holy Father mentioned our group by name in his additional remarks in English:

I offer a warm welcome to the General Chapter of the Brothers of Saint Gabriel. I also greet the group from the Faculty of Canon Law of Saint Paul’s University in Ottawa, Canada. I thank the choirs for their praise of God in song. Upon all the English-speaking pilgrims and visitors, including those from England, Ireland, Finland, South Africa, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Trinidad, Canada and the United States, I invoke the joy and peace of the Risen Lord (Source:

Our hotel does not have wi-fi, unfortunately, so I’ve not had the opportunity to upload any more photos from the trip.

We have a free day tomorrow – Sunday – and then resume our visits to the dicasteries on Monday.