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1: ITALIA 2013 | ITALIA | APPROVATO 05 JAN 2013 | Vatican City Roma Vatican City Firenze Venizia | BUON VIAGGIO | 2-11 12-15 16-17 18-19 20-23 | Table of Contents

2: The San Gabriel Valley Choir have the honor to sing at the Vatican with the Pope at the Feast of the Epiphany Mass at the Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on January 06, 2013 This is the first of many performances during this pilgrimage throughout Italy.

4: St. Peter's Basilica | The Epiphany is a joyous day for Catholics in which they recall the journey of the Three Kings or Magi to pay homage to Baby Jesus. On Sunday, January. 6, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI, 85, was accompanied by the San Gabriel Valley Choir and ordained 4 bishops during this 3 hour mass that was conducted in mainly Latin with Italian and English readings.

6: January 07 | Vatican City

7: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel There are several galleries, or "salas", housing various Greek and Roman sculptures, tapestries, frescos and paintings from artists including Raphael, Leonardo Di Vinci, and Michaelangelo

8: SCULPTURES & TAPESTRIES (left to right/top to bottom) Venus Felix (Venus & Son, Cupid), Gallery of Tapestries, Michelangelo's Pieta, Artemis the Goddess of Fertility and Hunting and Apollo Citharoedus | Vatican and St Peter's Basilica

10: Gilded bronze Hercules of the Theatre of Pompey

11: Chair of Saint Peter The Chair of Saint Peter is a relic conserved in St. Peter's Basilica, enclosed in a gilt bronze casing that was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and executed 1647-53. The chair of a bishop is a cathedra. The cathedra in Saint Peter's Basilica was once used by the popes. It was therefore often thought to have been used by Saint Peter himself, but was in fact a gift from Charles the Bald to the Pope in 875.

12: CHIESA DI SANT' IGNAZIO DI LOYOLA (Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola) at Campus Martius is a Roman Catholic titular church dedicated to Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order, located in Rome, Italy, and built in Baroque style between 1626 and 1650, | The Pantheon and the Fontana del Pantheon

13: FONTANA DI TREVI (Trevi Fountain) is a fountain in Rome, Italy. It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and the most beautiful in the world. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome.

15: Concert at | SAN GABRIEL VALLEY CHOIR consists of members from several churches including San Lorenzo Ruiz, St. Denis, St. Jerome, St. Christopher, St. Martha and others from Southern California. PERFORMANCES include: * I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me * This is the Day * I'm Going Home * Jerusalem * Ave Maria * Channel of Your Peace * The Awakening * Holy City (men's choir) * Laudate Dominum * Siyahamba (We are Marching) * Kumukutikutitap (Sparkle) * O Holy Night * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Hallelujah | Church of Saint Ignatius

16: ST. PETER'S SQUARE | Vatican City | 8 JAN 2013

17: ARCHBISHOP MASS Performed as the principal choir during the Italian mass at the alter by the Chair of Saint Peter at Saint Peter's Basilica within the Vatican City of Rome, Italy.

18: Gelateria dei Neri Via dei Neri, 22 50122 Firenze Italia

19: Florence * January 10-11 BASILICA DI SANTA CROCE (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce among cafes, gelati and shopping.

20: VENICE (Venezia) Our visit ends at the renowned northeast city sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. The pilgrimage finale mass is at the Basilica Piazza San Marco ("St. Mark's Square") at 6:30 pm on January 12, 2013.

22: Arrivederci... till we meet again... | Ciao Italia...

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