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Thursday, 17 April 2008

Photos from the Casa Santa Maria

In the photo above, you can see that the windows of the Papal Apartment are closed and shuttered. While the Holy Father was away in America, Fr Charles and I went to the Casa Santa Maria. Here is a photo of their very fine baroque chapel:

There is a plaque listing the American Bishops who have been consecrated in the chapel itself:

There is a side chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe with an image dating back to the 16th century:

The house also has a Byzantine chapel: here you can see the altar and tabernacle:

And finally, a photo of our host, Father Martin Edwards, attempting to imitate Pope Paul VI:

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