Sunday, January 29, 2012

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Meeting with friends from Home

Bishop Gettelfinger was thrilled to see these three sisters with connections to his Dioecese.
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The Diocese of Evansville experience the Papal Audience mere feet from the Pope

The Diocese of Evansville travelers attended the Papal audience Wednesday morning as part of their 2010 Incantato Performance Tour and Pilgrimage. The group from Indiana experienced the amazing event from special seats (traveling with Bishop Gettelfinger sure had many a benefit), just feet away from his Excellence, the Pope. The choir directed by Jeremy Korba also had the honor and privilege of being the only ensemble to sing at the Papal audience that morning. Below are photos of the Pope and the Evansville group, taken by the official Vatican photographers.

Watch the official Catholic Television video of the September 29, 2010 General Audience:

A brief summary of the last day in Rome from Jeremy Korba

An incredible day.... we got special seating (thanks Bishop) mere feet from the Pope - at the very top towards St. Peters. We were the FIRST and ONLY group to sing for him - and he waved at us twice! Then - a fantastic concert to an overpacked house at St. Agnese in Agone and a great dinner. A perfect last day in Rome. Tomorrow - the journey home.

Thursday, September 30, 2010: Arrivederci bella Italia!

After a whirlwind ten-day tour of beautiful Italy, featuring six different cities and seven performances, the Diocese of Evansville Pilgrimage and Performance Tour has finally come to an end. Following one last night in Rome at the Casa Domitilla, the group waves goodbye and boards the plane back to the States at 12:30PM. These European travelers will have many exciting stories to tell.