Sounds cool, right?
Well, it sounds a lot cooler than it was. I was amazed how rude people were during the wole thing. There weren't enough seats for everyone, so people were just milling around the aisles talking during the whole thing! And they were taking pictures with their flash on (which has been a no-no in all the other churches we've been to, even when they're not holding mass). And then, the recreation of the miracle involved the removal of one ceiling tile and flower petals being sprinkled down for about ten minutes. Not very exciting. And since, I was sitting in the very back row, with people standing and talking in the aisles in front of me, I couldn't see any of the cardinals or anything that was going on up front, so I was very dissappointed. It felt more like a tourist attraction than a religious ceremony.
Oh, well! Here's some pictures:
After that, we went over to St. Peter in Chains, because they have a Michelangelo statue of Moses.
They also had the supposed chains that Peter was held in when he was in Jerusalem.