Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Sunlight inside St. Paul's Basilica

I don't even know where to begin. We visited so many places, The Colloseum, Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, The Pantheon, Circus Maximus, Roman Forum! I haven't even posted about Halloween yet! I will start with some photos from St. Paul's Basilica.

was Sunday, November 9th during Mass. I had a very strong feeling of the Spirit there. Mass was being conducted, but they allow tourists in to most sections. You can hear the organ playing, and the choir of priests singing. It was beautiful. But it was what happened to me while we were standing there that will be with forever.

A testimony that I belong to the true church, and that the man standing next to me (Lance), looking like a typical tourist, actually holds the keys to the priesthood, overwhelmed me. Of course, I already knew the church was true, but we need to always be worthy and willing to build upon our testimonies, especially now. Needless to say, I had to put my sunglasses back on inside the Basilica because of my tears.

Mosaic on the outside entrance

Look at those gorgeous marble columns

St. Paul's sarcophagus is said to be here

Lance and I at the St. Regis Grand Hotel Farewell dinner


Ben and Tammie Hathcock Family said...

Wow! What an incredible trip! What's up with you guys....Disneyland and Rome in the same year! I can't wait to see more pictures!

sarahhicken said...

The pictures are beautiful and amazing. You got to experience so many things. Can't wait to see more pic.

Lilian said...

I'm glad you had a fun trip Brandy. And now I'm glad you are HOME!

sara said...

I bet you had fun.... lucky. the pics look great

Kristy said...

I can't wait for more so I can live vicariously through you. How did the kids and Grandma handle things while you were away?

Blackner 5 said...

I had no idea you were going to Italy and I am very jealous. The pics you took were beautiful. That is one place overseas I would want to go. Everywhere else scares me. Looks like you had an awesome time!