September 9, 2012

Some Pictures

There's something pleasing about the light today, so I thought I would put up some pictures of the place where I have been staying for these past two months or so.

This is the largo at the middle of the neighborhood. As far as I've been able to tell, a largo, "wide" is a place that's more than an intersection but not enough of something to be a piazza.

Here's the little complex at the end of our street. Through the gate you are looking at the church. A small community of four friars lives in the house on the right. Behind and to the left of the church is a monastery of Capuchin Poor Clare nuns. You can read about and see some of them here.

Here's the church. Behind the grate is the nuns' choir.

Here's the little chapel in the friary where we say our prayers.

One of the friars who lives here is the general postulator for the Order, the friar in charge of promoting the causes of Capuchins for beatification and canonization. These are their files and the storehouse of their relics.

The friary also has a garden. It's not as lush and mysterious as it looks in this picture.


Judy Kallmeyer said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures of your new home. I love your little chapel. And the church is quite lovely. But then, that's Italy! So much loveliness to take in!!! Enjoy every moment, even if you are working hard. We miss you here at Sacred Heart!

Brother Charles said...

Thanks for the encouragement!

Anonymous said...

I second what Judy Kallmeyer said! You are very much missed in Yonkers Father Charles. But what a wonderfully diverse ministry you have had thus far -- from parish priest to doctoral candidate and now to an assignment in Rome. I have enjoyed reading about your assignment in Italy and your process of acclimation to a new culture and language. Our prayers are with you always.

Brother Charles said...

Thank you!

-Lou (Louis) said...

Fantastic pics. Thanks for sharing!
Man do I miss Italia :(((

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos! It is good to get a glimpse of church properties other than those of the Vatican and see bot how different and how similar they are to those in the USA. That comparison though does not stop at the architectural photos. I particularly admired the last photo of the pizza-pie; it’s the only photo without a caption. Being a person that frequently surfs the web for pizzerias in Italy to admire their products (sad but true) seeing a friary with that particular pie definitely put a smile on my face. I wonder though, if a New Yorker were to make a pizza in Italy; is it still an authentic NY pizza?