I am off to see the Pope…Day 7 Meeting Pope Francis: Really
Trish McCarty meets Pope Francis.
Audience with the Holy Father
12:30 p.m. Lunch at Casa Santa Marta (Vatican City) This is where Pope Francis lives.
Lunch hosted by Fondazione Sorella Natura (Sister Nature Foundation).
Domus Sanctæ Marthæ (Latin for Saint Martha’s House) is a building adjacent to St.
Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and it currently serves as the residence of Pope Francis.
I meet Jeffrey Sachs at my table with the Archbishop who is in charge of the Pope’s Academy of Science, and Jeffrey’s daughter, Sonia invites us to attend Sustainability meetings in Rome in November.
Jeffrey says he and U.N. have been working on new Millennium goals for Sustainability and wants me, StarShine and XPRIZE involved.
Originally created for the Chapel of Santa Petronilla in the ancient St. Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Pieta was completed in 1499 when the sculptor was 24 years old. The Pieta is probably the world’s most
famous religious sculpture, and it is very likely one of the most recognizable sculptures of any kind.
Next: Tour St Francis Church and restoration for St Francis Bedroom (Cell)—Gian Lorenzo Bernini Statue
St Francis of Assisi Poems
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
At the end of a most incredible day: Aperitif hosted by Chiara Anguissola d’Altoè and Giuseppe Petochi at their house on the spectacular Aventino hill. They have a two-thousand year old Roman ruins in the basement of their house, including a part of a Roman road, rooms and incredible mosaic!! Under their house!!