Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Casa Santa Maria.....home away from home

Beginning on September 2nd, my new home will be in a 400 year old building on via dell'Umilta - an appropriate name as I'm sure I will receive a strong and large dose of humility each day from difficult classes. Actually, the full name is Santa Maria dell'Umilta so it is much more a source of comfort and strength than doom.

What would inaccurately be described as humble is the house's chapel. As you can see it is quite ornate and beautiful. Mass is celebrated thrice each morning with one large celebration at 11:00 on Sunday mornings.

Meals are prepared by a community of Polish sisters and the refectory, not unlike Corby Hall or any other good religious house, requires formal attire but slacks and collared shirt are allowed. It's large enough to comfortably accommodate the 72 or so men who live here. These photos were taken from the NAC website.

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