Fr. Lais

4482818902_c2a0961380_oFather Joseph Lais C.O. observing the sky through the telescope in Specula Vaticana (the Vatican Observatory) established in 1576 by pope Gregory XIII. The Oratorian was the spiritual leader of young Eugenio Pacelli and his manductor during the first Mass celebrated in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome.