Roman scenes

The mighty Tiber River!

The mighty Tiber River!

Romans love their plants.

Romans love their plants.

This is the entrance to the church of San Lorenzo in Damaso, in the Palazzo Cancelleria, which has the relics of Pope St. Damasus I (†384) and Sts. Eutychius (†587), John Calybites (†450), and Hippolytus of Rome (†258), all beneath the high altar.  In a chapel off the right aisle is a miraculous crucifix before which St. Bridget of Sweden often prayed. The church was built over the site of the home of Pope St. Damasus.

This is the entrance to the church of San Lorenzo in Damaso, in the Palazzo Cancelleria, which has the relics of Pope St. Damasus I (†384) and Sts. Eutychius (†587), John Calybites (†450), and Hippolytus of Rome (†258), all beneath the high altar. In a chapel off the right aisle is a miraculous crucifix before which St. Bridget of Sweden often prayed. The church was built over the site of the home of Pope St. Damasus.

The Area Sacra at Largo di Torre Argentina.  On the left, beyond the Christmas tree looking trees, are the ruins of the Curia of Pompey where Julius Caesar was murdered on March 15, 44 BC.

The Area Sacra at Largo di Torre Argentina. On the left, beyond the Christmas tree looking trees, are the ruins of the Curia of Pompey where Julius Caesar was murdered on March 15, 44 BC.

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