“Dear brothers and sisters, to all of you who are listening to me, from Rome and from all over of the world, I address the invitation of the Psalm: “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever. Let Israel say: ‘His steadfast love endures for ever'” (Ps 117:1-2).”
Just a quick note about Easter, because being at the Vatican for Easter this close to Papa Francesco and not saying anything about it would be shameful. Yes tourists invaded my hood and caused cab prices to skyrocket, yes it was crowded, yes we stood for a long time, yes the Rome kids were jaded (Can you tell?) because we felt like we had just been there for the clave, and yes, it was a fantastic experience. I found the mass being said in all different languages to be one of the more moving parts of the day, along with Papa Francesco greeting everyone and kissing babies. The guy is just straight up heartwarming. But the best part of the weekend was without a doubt the Domer invasion. It was awesome to see everyone, catch up, and remember just how phenomenal senior year is going to be.