Recently one of our Monks and instructors, Br Kurt, went on a trip to the Vatican for a Monastic Renewal Program. In Brother Kurt’s words “The goal of the program was to renew 15 Benedictine monks and sisters from all of the world--Belgium, Canada, India, and the Philippines with their monastic heritage in Italy” He also explained that they “stayed at Pontificio Ateneo Collegio Sant' Anselmo on the Aventine Hill in Rome.”
The group toured important churches in Rome, including St. Peter’s and St. John’s Lateran. During the trip the Imperial Palace of Tiberius on the Palatine Hill was also toured. Following they travelled to the Benedictine Monasteries of Nursia, Subiaco, and Monte Cassion.
Brother Kurt had the opportunity to participate in the Corpus Christi mass celebrated by Pope Francis. The cohort then partook in the procession to Saint Mary Major, with around 10,000 other people.
Brother Kurt also participated in some artwork at the Collegio San Anselmo. At the workshop he focused his artwork on the ‘Vatican at Sunset’; the view was from the window of the guest wing at the Hotel San Anselmo on the Via San Anselmo, and some artwork of the Imperial Palace of Tiberius on the Viale Aventina.
Check out Br. Kurt's artwork here: https://youtu.be/NA5dnzMOlSI