Friday, May 29, 2009

Former Pacelli Summer Villa in Rome resort town of Santa Marinella...





This is the old summer villa of the Pacelli family located 65 km from Rome in the beach town of Santa Marinella. The villa was owned by Pope Pius XII's sister and the Pacelli family only just sold it in about 2004 and now it's divided between a few different families. It's not on the seashore, but just a one minute walk from the sea. From the roof they enjoyed a lovely view of the sea and we were just there with Sr. Margherita Marchione (we met with the mayor about getting a plaque put on the front facade). Sr. Margherita met Pius XII in 1957 as she was a friend of his niece who lived on the Via Nomentana and studied in America.

4 comments:

Rodrigo said...

Hello! I write from Brazil. I'm very devoted to the great Pope Pius XII and I would like to know how I can get some prayer cards and relics of him.
Thank you for any information! God bless you!

Rodrigo Ruiz

humboldt said...

She is sweet!

TheSeeker said...

Aww, Sister is so tiny! How blessed you are to meet so many holy people in your daily life :-)

Anonymous said...

Ah, you tower over her, JP!