Time has gone by since my last post. I am bubbling over with excitement because I have some great additions to the site and some wonderful talks lined up by great speakers. But, I have to say, I am particularly excited because yesterday I passed my exam for the course I was taking this year towards my diploma at the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
It was an interesting experience. Not only did we do the exam in the Curia office itself, but it was great meeting and speaking with the highest ranking woman in the Vatican who presided over our exams. In addition, I got a tour around the Curia from a priest I had worked with last year, and it was marvelous. He showed me his office, which looks through the columns at St. Peter’s into the square. And then I got the most breathtaking view of St. Peter’s from the balcony over the street Via Conciliazione. You could look directly to the square, and it’s the spot the news agencies crowd when there are huge outdoor Papal events to be covered.