By Scot Landry
George Martell and I set as our goal for these 2 weeks in Rome that if Archdiocese of Boston Catholics followed our coverage, we would provide you a sense of what it was like to be here in Rome during this papal transition.
We hope we have delivered on our goal through our articles, radio broadcasts, blogs, photos, videos and prayers.
If you started following our coverage late or midway through the process, we wanted to provide a compilation of it by category for those that might want to experience it from the beginning as a “pilgrim from Boston.
March 1 – What will Rome be like for a Boston Catholic during the Interregnum and Papal Conclave?
March 8 – My favorite activity in Rome
March 15 – The worldwide appreciation for Cardinal Seán and Cardinal Dolan
Broadcasts of The Good Catholic Life
Program #0478 for Thursday, February 28, 2013: Benedict’s Last Day; Cardinals’ presser; Phase 1 Pastors
Program #0481 for Tuesday, March 5, 2013: LIVE from Rome
Program #0482 for Wednesday, March 6, 2013: Latest Developments LIVE from Rome; Celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s; Criteria for the Next Pope; Assumption College in Rome
Program #0483 for Thursday, March 7, 2013: LIVE from Rome: Station Church of Ss. Cosmas and Damian; Seminarian and Priest; Cardinal Seán’s spokesman; Pilgrims from Boston
Program #0484 for Friday, March 8, 2013: LIVE from Rome: Conclave date set; In the Footsteps of John Paul II; Liturgy as Catechism; Two-Year Anniversary
Program #0485 for Monday, March 11, 2013: LIVE from Rome: Kathryn Lopez of National Review and Catholic Voices USA; Pilgrims from Buffalo
Program #0486 for Tuesday, March 12, 2013: LIVE from Rome: Mass for Election of a New Pope and the Conclave begins!
Program #0486A for Wednesday, March 13, 2013: LIVE from Rome: Catholic Voices USA, Our Sunday Visitor, and a Boston Catholic in the Vatican Museums
Program #0487 for Thursday, March 14, 2013: LIVE from Rome: Who is Pope Francis?
Program #0488 for Friday, March 15, 2013: LIVE From Rome: Cardinal Seán’s first press conference after the conclave
Program #0489 for Monday, March 18, 2013: LIVE from Rome: Reflecting on the experience and on Pope Francis
Blog posts on TheGoodCatholicLife.com
The Good Catholic Life Dispatches from Rome: The journey to Rome (Greg Tracy)
The Good Catholic Life Dispatches from Rome: Sede vacante (Greg Tracy)
The Good Catholic Life Dispatches from Rome: Seminarians reflect (Greg Tracy)
The Good Catholic Life dispatches from Rome: Reflections of Msgr. Connie McRae (Greg Tracy)
The Good Catholic Life Dispatches from Rome: Cardinals begin meetings (Greg Tracy)
The Good Catholic Life Dispatches from Rome: A cappuccino with Cardinal Seán
Press Conference with Cardinals O’Malley and DiNardo on March 5, 2013
The Good Catholic Life Dispatches from Rome: Cardinals DiNardo and O’Malley address the media (Greg Tracy)
Praying at Saint Peter’s Basilica
Lenten Station Churches – Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian
Welcome to readers of Cardinal Seán’s Blog!
News Conference on Liturgical Rites of the Conclave
Mass at the Tomb of Blessed John Paul II
Cardinal Seán celebrates Mass in his Titular Church
Who is Cardinal Seán O’Malley? 3 Pilot Profiles.
Sendoffs, Prayers and Black Smoke
What it was like to be in St. Peter’s Square when Pope Francis was elected
Cardinal Seán meets the press from Boston
Cardinal Seán’s St. Patrick’s Day Greeting for Boston Catholics
Visiting St. John Lateran Basilica – The Mother Church of the World
Visiting the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Visiting St. Paul’s Tomb
Pope Francis’ First Sunday Angelus
Photos on BostonCatholicPhotos.com
3/5 – 45 photos – Cardinal O’Malley and Cardinal DiNardo Press Conference
3/6 – 36 photos – Mass at St. Peter’s and Greeting SJS-MAM group
3/7 – 40 photos – Station Church: Saints Cosmas and Damian
3/8 – 42 photos – Mass at the Tomb of JP2
3/9 – 19 photos – Liturgical rites in the Conclave News Conference
3/10 – 50 photos – Day 6, Cardinal Sean celebrates Mass at his titular Church.
3/11 – 21 photos – Cardinal Seán celebrates Mass at NAC.
3/11 – 42 photos – Cardinal Sean celebrates Mass at NAC
3/12 – 59 photos – First day of Conclave, 2013
3/13 – 26 photos – Second day of the Conclave, 2013
3/13 – 27 photos – Habemus Papam, March 13, 2013
3/14 – 17 photos – Cardinal Sean Reflects on Conclave
3/15 – 122 photos – St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major, St. Paul Outside the Walls
3/16 – 17 photos – Pope Francis greets the world’s media
3/17 9 photos – Angelus
We are happy that many of George’s photos were picked up and utilized by media organizations across the country and the world.
Videos on YouTube.com/BostonCatholic or on BostonCatholicVideos.com
Scot Landry with 2nd update about the media briefing of Cardinals O’Malley and DiNardo
Scot Landry outside St. Peter’s Square with an update on the General Congregations
Press Conference – Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo – March 5
Scot Landry outside Basilica of Saints Cosmas & Damien
Fr. Chris O’Connor preaches at the tomb of Blessed Pope John Paul II
Scot Landry with Fr. Chris O’Connor outside St. Peter’s Square
Scot Landry with Lisa Hughes of WBZ-TV
Chimney installed on roof of Sistine Chapel
Press conference on Conclave liturgies
Cardinal Sean’s homily at Titular Church – March 10, 2013
Scot Landry outside Santa Maria della Vittoria – March 10, 2013
Workers put in curtain over central balcony
Scot Landry on roof of NAC for Catholic Faith Essentials
Scot Landry with Kathryn Lopez from National Review
Holy (black) smoke #1
American Cardinals depart for the conclave
Mass for the election of a Pope – Procession of Cardinals
Mass for the election of a Pope – Pater Noster
Mass for the election of a Pope – Recessional
Scot Landry talks with Kim Daniels from CatholicVoices USA
Holy (black) smoke #2
Pope Francis first meets the people
Pope Francis’s first words to the world
Scot Landry & Fr. Roger Landry on WHDH-TV
Cardinal Sean’s press conference with the Boston media
Cardinal Sean describes some mementos from the Conclave
Cardinal Sean greets Pope Francis
Scot Landry outside St. Mary Major
Tomb of St. Paul
Scot Landry from St. Paul’s Outside the Walls
Overall, I received very many prayer requests. Without getting into any of the details, the greatest number involved praying for loved ones who are ill, then for relatives who are away from the Church, for the Cardinals in Conclave, for those who are unemployed, for those who are pregnant, for spouses and for children, and a lot more unique prayer requests.
This was the first time in my life I solicited prayers to pray for other people. The number and variety of prayer requests was humbling. It made me imagine what it must be like for Jesus each day to hear so many requests (many millions times greater than what I was asked for which to pray) or for the Blessed Mother to intercede for so many.
It was an honor to be able to bring these requests into St. Peter’s and to our first Pope’s intercession. Several others asked for me to pray at a particular tomb there, which I was able to do.
Thank you for visiting this blog for our special coverage here from Rome at TheGoodCatholicLife.com. George’s photos can be viewed at www.BostonCatholicPhotos.com.
Scot Landry and George Martell