Most of the ICC singers on the Italy tour are now officially across the water and the remaining few will be there by early Sunday, finding flights out of NYC and Boston. Whew...what an ordeal! Yesterday after singing the Mass at St. Peter's at the Vatican, the singers received special permission to gather in a semicircle around Michelangelo's Pieta at the back of St. Peter's to sing Ave Maria. Very beautiful and very special for the kids to be able to do that...WOW. Matthew said it was very moving and he could not believe he was actually there doing all of this..."Thank you so much, Mom. I will never, ever forget this. Never." Yep, what a good kid!