St. Peter’s Basilica in a Snowstorm!

I have always heard that Winter is the rainy season in Rome.  This week, though, a surprise snowfall! The children of Rome can have a little fun catching snowflakes on their tongues.

The snow started falling  heavily in St. Peter’s Square Friday afternoon.  The last time the city saw snow was back in 2009.

And look at this beautiful scene at St. Peter’s Basilica!


  • FoolishMortal

    This sort of thing makes it hard for one to believe in global warming…just sayin’!

  • Fran Rossi Szpylczyn

    My boss is there for 3 months on sabbatical at the Pontifical North American College and sent me a photo snapped from his room; you can see that here. I love the view that he has! Please pray for him and the other priests who are in residence for 3 months.

    As for Foolish Mortal’s comment, I am writing from upstate NY where I look out the window at green grass and mild temperatures on Feb. 4. Just sayin!