Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Front row seats for Saint Bonaventure's College Wind Ensemble and Choir at Papal Audience on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Saint Bonaventure's College Performance Tour partcipants are confirmed to present themselves in the front row at the General Papal Audience at the Vatican at 10:30 AM on the morning of April 13, 2011. The musicians under the direction of Mrs. Vincenza Etchegary and Ms. Maria Conkey will have the opportunity to salute his Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. from an excellent position.

Papal Audiences are held on Wednesdays if the Pope is in Rome, giving pilgrims and visitors the chance to "see the Pope" and receive the Papal Blessing or Apostolic Blessing from the successor of the Apostle Peter during their visit.
The Audience with the Pope consists of small teachings and readings mainly in Italian but also in English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese and sometimes other languages depending on groups visiting.
The Pope will offer a greeting in each language and specially mention any visiting group such as choirs from various countries.
At the completion of the Audience, the Pope will join with the attendees in praying the Lord’s Prayer in Latin.
At the end of the Prayer, as Head of the Catholic Church, he will impart his Apostolic Blessing upon the crowd, which extends to loved ones who are sick and suffering, and also blesses any religious articles such as rosary beads that people have brought with them for the purpose of the blessing.
While the wind ensemble will play quite a while before and after the event, the choir will be given the opportunity to briefly perform for the General Audience this morning after their school's name is called. Thoursands are expected to attend the celebration this week.

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