Rome is still fresh in my mind.
It was a cool Roman April this year with a bit of rain several days. Usually, the LCWR and the CMSM delegations visit in May. However, anticipating the InterAmerican Conference in Brazil in May (postponed until 2005), we scheduled our trip in April. So Mary Ann, Christine, Carole and I, along with the ﬁ ve CMSM ofﬁ cers, ventured along the cobblestoned streets to the Vatican ofﬁ ces sometimes jointly, more often separately. We shared prayer and liturgy, and enjoyed meals at small Roman trattatorias.