August, vacation month in Rome

Jesuit Father James Schall, who lived in Rome from 1965 until 1977, talks about the real meaning of leisure. 

August in Rome is famous for being a month of vacation. It is crowded with tourists but empty of locals. 

During vacation, we devote ourselves to things that are beautiful and transcendent. The so called practical things that are necessary to keep us alive and organised, take the back seat at this time. It helps us to answer the question of what life is really about.


True Leisure (Fr James Schall SJ / Catholic News Service)