It has been a very busy week, occupied with preparations for the pilgrimage. We leave tomorrow morning at 7am. Today the painting we are giving the Pope arrived from the framer's - the artist brought it directly. It is a lovely piece - a basic portrait of St Genesius with the cross and masks from the Fraternity seal. I do not have a picture of yet - one has been taken, but I do not have a copy yet. I do, however, have a copy of the rough sketch, so I am posting it here to give you an idea of what the painting looks like.
Preliminary sketch of the Papal portrait of St Genesius:
Richard Moore, watercolour
Our itinerary is up on my blog, here, so to all of you who want to do the pilgrimage with us in spirit you can do so. I will be remembering all the Fraternity members in our Masses; the Solemn Mass at the tomb of St Genesius on Tuesday afternoon - the heart of our pilgrimage, will be offered for all our members' intentions. It takes place at 4pm Roman Time (3pm GMT; 10am US/Canadian Eastern; 9am Central; 8am Pacific).
The blog will not be live, but I will schedule the daily events of the pilgrimage (if the scheduling facility works - sometimes it goes on strike here on blogger).