Parish Trip to "Splendors of the Vatican" Exhibit at Franklin Institute
Holy Cross Bus Trip to March for Life in Washington DC Cancelled

Vatican Splendors trip to Franklin Institute a Great Trip

Thank  you to everyone who braved the frost and chill to travel with us to Philadelphia today to view the Vatican Splendor exhibit at the Franklin Institute.

Though the weather threatened cancellation of our trip, the day's weather was bright and sunny and the roads were well salted and ice-free. There was no significant traffic and our going and coming was smooth; we were warm and cozy in our bus.

IMG_9803Visitors are greeted by a 4 times life size marble sculpture of Benjamin Franklin dedicated at the museum by Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.
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Immediately inside the lobby is the lego replica of the Vatican constructed by a lego-hobbyist priest.

Fr. Manning was checking to see if the pope was home.
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He was!
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IMG_9879A brick from the Holy Door at the Vatican Basilica 1983.


IMG_9803A cast from St. John Paul II's hand in life.


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Our intrepid voyagers return home from a satisfying day.

Thanks to our bus driver for taking this photo!

 

 

 

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