Pilgrimage to Rome
Forty one pupils and five staff took part in a pilgrimage to Rome in October. The pilgrimage was organised as part if the Year of Mercy and we visited all the main sights and attractions in Rome. We also had the opportunity to participate in a pilgrimage to the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica; the Holy Door, only opened in Jubilee Years, was opened by Pope Francis in November 2015.
We also visited the Vatican Museums; Michaelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel was stunning! We took part in an audience with Pope Francis who spoke to us about how God’s mercy is shown in the world.
We spent a day visiting the Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Via del Corso. Our trip ended with a visit to the Colosseum before a coach trip back to the airport.
The pilgrimage was a magical experience!