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Tuesday, December 21, 2010


chris made me open an early Christmas present a few weeks ago. he
went and bought the two of us tickets to rome. he felt we needed
something to look forward to.
i am so excited to go- i've never needed a passport for a trip before.
there is one thing i want to see when i am there. michelangelo's
pieta. there is something so moving about the image of mary holding
her son's limp lifeless body. it touches me. sometimes instead of
cracking open my pieta prayer book i just stare at the picture on the
cover. i just think of her. how she must have suffered. the
catholic church calls her the coredemptrix- and i can totally
understand that now. how much of a role her suffering played-how much
of a role OUR suffering plays in the salvation of others. we are one
body. one body in Christ. our suffering is His.


  1. I am so glad you will be going to Rome. I love the pieta as well - it is a very powerful image. - Melissa

  2. And we do not stand alone! We are one body, one body in Christ, and He came so that we might have life!
    We continue to be here for and with you in prayer, sacrifice, and love.
    I can't wait for you to experience Roma!!

  3. That's awesome that you'll be going to Rome! I think you'll LOVE it.

    It's so true what you say about suffering. As much as I hate suffering, it is so much easier knowing it's for our loving God.

    Elizabeth, I hope your grief has not been weighing too heavily on you lately. Peace be with you and Merry Christmas.

  4. You will LOVE it there! I've been 3 times to Rome and go to St. Peter's Basilica every day. Its my happiest placeo on earth, not Disneyworld. :o)

    As soon as you enter the basilica, on the right behind bulletproof glass is the Pieta. One could spend hours there in prayer just gazing upon this incredibly beautiful, powerful, sorrowful image of our Lord and His (our) Mother.


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