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Giving the Reading at St. Peter’s in Rome

| January 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

It occurred to me that I’ve never posted the video of a high point in my life, the day I gave the reading at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  It happened on a family vacation on June 26, 2005. I was plucked out of the congregation seemingly at random. The video was taken by my daughter, Bridget, who was 11 at the time. My wife, Rita, panicked when she couldn’t get the camera to work, so Bridget saved the day.  For those keeping score, it was Romans 6:3-11.

I thought I’d test out the video capabilities for my new hosting service for the Preferential Option blog by posting the event.  Here it is.  It starts out with a Vatican official testing my reading abilities.  There were about ten bishops on the alter.  Very intimidating.