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Holy Doors in dioceses - a handy list

As part of the Holy Year of Mercy, which will begin next month, Pope Francis has  called for so-called Holy Doors, not just in Saint Peter’s and the three other Papal Basilicas, but in every cathedral or other important church and shrine in the world. 226 more words

World Church

44. Pope St.Sixtus III 432-440

Pope Sixtus III was a Roman born man who continued the work of his predecessor Pope Celestine. This work mainly consisted of battling heresies;The early Popes are always seeming to do nothing but battle heresies. 128 more words

Vatican Necropolis

Today in the Catholic Church calendar is the Optional Memorial of The Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, so I thought this might be a good time to look at the… 157 more words


History Senryū 18 Nov 2015

New Basilica!

After thirteen hundred years,

Saint Peter’s replaced!


Carissimi: Today's Mass; Dedication of the Basilicas of SS Peter & Paul

Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of St. Peter & Paul: Missa “Terribilis est

The two basilicas of the apostles were held in great veneration from the earliest times. 1,856 more words


When in Rome....

…. Photograph the Sights: Part One.

A couple of weeks back I returned from Rome and after spending time going through the 1000 (ish) photos from the trip, I have finally got round to the blog post. 202 more words

Photographic Opportunities

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican

It’s so easy to be overwhelmed by St. Peter’s – the space is so vast, even when full of tourists it doesn’t shrink down.

The baldacchino over the high altar at St. 246 more words