Something that is sorely lacking in Italy is Mexican food, so for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12th, all of us Bernardians got together and prepared a Mexican feast. There were of course some adventures, such as successfully finding the only place in Rome that sells cilantro, but at the end of the day, it all worked out and it was a great time.
Dan Foley, Kyle Laylan, and Andrew Dieter work on the piñata.
Cooking chicken for the enchiladas.
Elizabeth Heaney works on some guacamole.
Annie Junker wanted to help, so she and Hannah Polsky rolled the ice cream in corn flakes for the fried ice cream.
The completed piñata.
Even little Benny Junker helped out in the kitchen.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
This semester is going by so fast! Every time I turn around, another week has past, and next week we will all disperse for Christmas break. I have a ton of photos that didn’t fit into any of my other posts, so, here are some random pictures.
This is from our picnic lunch in Piazza del Campo in Siena, where Fr. Carola and the rest of the chaplaincy took us on a day trip.
The Junkers came with us to Siena. Here is Dr. Junker with little Benny.
Liz Shearer and Annie Junker in Siena.
The friars from New York came with us as well. They are in one of our classes at the Ang.
Fr. Carola and Annie Junker walk hand in hand through Siena.
This is the vineyard in Tuscany I walked through. It was an unforgettable experience.
This is the view of the Forum from the top of the Palatine Hill. It was amazing!
Mary Conway and Elizabeth Heaney at a Jewish restaurant where we had dinner to celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah.
There is a Eucharistic miracle in Orvieto, and when we got into town, we were greeted by a giant monstrance!
This is just a random fountain we stumbled upon walking to the Vatican one day.
As Advent continues to fly by, more and more lights are going up in the streets as Rome prepares for Christmas. Now all we need here is some snow.