Friday, March 13, 2009

Inisfada: Cardinal Pacelli's U.S. base...

In the autumn of 1936 the future Pope Pius XII arrived in the United States.

For years he had been good friends with two Americans who often came to Rome, Dutchess Genevieve Brady and her husband Nicholas.

This manse, Inisfada, is where Cardinal Pacelli stayed during his U.S. visit. Of course he was on the road most of the time, but this they refered to as his U.S. base.

The manse was built between 1916-20. For years it's been my dream to visit here on Long Island for a retreat.

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scribe said...

Come any time - I will put you up. I used to work there during summers, cooking for the Jesuit community that runs the house, as well as retreatants. I know the property inside-out, including the secret stone spiral staircase that goes from the basement to the roof. I still live 5-10 minutes from there. Absolutely beautiful property.
Ed Casey

Anonymous said...

gosh its a place for all kinds of spirituality even ZEN
Come what ever you wish
looks good but looks can be deceiving
much love