Brookewood Girls Meet Pope Francis at the Vatican Embassy during his U.S. Papal Trip on September 24, 2015.
Ms. Clair Finnegan, Ms. Annie Bist and eleven Brookewood girls made an early wake-up call and ride from Kensington to Washington, D.C. on Thurs., Sept. 24, followed by a long interval at the Church of the Annunciation, and an even longer wait at the Papal Nunciature for Pope Francis to appear and greet the multitudes who had gathered at his temporary residence.
“When he looked at me, it felt like it was just the two of us. That smile – it was small, but it meant so much,” said Sarah Rivas, a senior at Brookewood School in Kensington.”
They all agreed that it was worth the wait to get close to our Holy Father and shake his hand, see his smile, and receive his blessing.