Palazzo Cardinal Cesi – a hotel in the heart of christendom

Father Pancrazio Pfeiffer, General Superior of the Salvatorians (1915-1945).

As mentioned in May’s “Food For Thought,” Palazzo Cardinal Cesi is a sister, but not the twin, of Residenza Paolo VI. Both founded as hotels and still managed by Hans-Albert Courtial, they have a similar number of rooms with every amenity at similar prices (depending on the season) and both offer an American breakfast, snack […]

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Residenza Paolo VI – at the very heart of Christendom

The wonderful view from Residenza Paolo VI.

On his first trip to Rome with his parish priest during the late 1960s, Hans-Albert Courtial, then a young student from Limburg, Germany, had a life-changing encounter at a small audience in St. Peter’s Basilica with Pope Paul VI. He almost missed the event because it was raining, his public bus skipped a run, and […]

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