This is the chapel at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. The Tabernacle is empty during the Summer. You can really sense the absence of Jesus compared to when the Blessed Sacrament is there. It’s like ripping ones heart out and throwing it onto the street. Meanwhile…
Outside, the Biblicum library is on your right. The USCCB post graduate priests residence in Rome, the NAC’s Casa Santa Maria is to your left. My room was three up, fourth from the end, the upper left of this picture years ago. That’s the Gregorian University straight ahead.
It was right here while taking this picture Tuesday evening that I was accosted by, I would say, a demoniac. He was raging on about the present crisis and wanted to know what I thought. I said that no matter how dark and terrible things can be, we must know that Jesus has conquered, that He rose from the dead. He said Jesus is no longer conquering with what’s happening today.
But I’ll tell you this, I remain more impressed with the Son of God being tortured to death for me than I am because some individuals have sinned. Jesus rules and He will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire. Amen.