La Pioggia di Rose
Posted on June 8, 2014
Today is Pentecost Sunday. Fifty days after Easter, the holiday commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Mary and the Apostles. Step inside the Pantheon around noon and you will witness what I just did. Religious allegory transformed into art. After a traditional mass, firefighters stationed above toss thousands of rose petals into the oculus. This “Pioggia di Rose”, or rain of roses, represents the flames of the Holy Spirit that showered down upon the believers below. Oh, Rome. Sometimes you’re so beautiful I could cry.
Tagged: Domenica delle Rose, Pantheon, Pentecost Sunday, Piogga di Rose, Rome, rose petals
I can truly relate to the comment .. Easter week and after in our family : Greek Easter was very beautiful.. The Greek services and big family dinners with all the traditions.. Enjoy your experiences in Rome… And take it all in .. And if it brings you to tears.. It’s working.. All that love.. That overflows! So happy for you both! Love Cindy
Thank you Cindy! I’m glad you saw the beauty of that moment in my picture. I agree– tears means something is indeed working 🙂