Monthly Archives: August 2013

Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Today, Aug. 29, the Church commemorates the beheading of St. John the Baptist. Here is the relic of the Saint’s head in the Roman basilica of San Silvestro in Capite. The sign says: “Head of St. John the Baptist, Precursor of the Lord”


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August 29, 2013 · 9:30 PM

Happy Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo!

Happy Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo!

This is the Augustinian church of Sant’Agostino in Rome, where the sacred relics of St. Monica are housed. The Augustinian College to the immediate right of the church is where St. Philip Neri studied.

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August 29, 2013 · 2:34 AM

Happy Feast of St. Monica!

Happy Feast of St. Monica!

This is the tomb of St. Monica in the church of Sant’Agostino in Rome.

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August 28, 2013 · 2:05 AM