Monthly Archives: June 2014

Citta del Vaticano

The Apostolic Palace seen through Bernini's colonnade

The Apostolic Palace seen through Bernini’s colonnade

Working on the roof of the Apostolic Palace

Working on the roof of the Apostolic Palace

Swiss Guards on duty

Swiss Guards on duty

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Protectors of the Holy Father

Protectors of the Holy Father

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Santa Prassede

Part of the crypt of Santa Prassede (Rome)

Part of the crypt of Santa Prassede (Rome)

Tombs of some holy martyrs

Tombs of some holy martyrs

This inscription is above the tombs of the holy martyrs.  It says that their holy ashes and bones were transferred here by Pope Paschal I.

This inscription is above the tombs of the holy martyrs. It says that their holy ashes and bones were transferred here by Pope Paschal I.

The tomb of St. Prassede and St. Pudentiana

The tomb of St. Prassede and St. Pudentiana

The crypt of the church of St. Prassede where she and St. Pudentiana are buried.

The crypt of the church of St. Prassede where she and St. Pudentiana are buried.

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Trinity Sunday

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity is celebrated today.  The first (recorded) time that God revealed Himself as a Trinity of Persons was at the Annunciation in Nazareth to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  “Behold thou shalt conceive and bear a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus.  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High.  The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee” (Lk. 1:31-32, 35).

The interior of Mary's home in Nazareth

The interior of Mary’s home in Nazareth

"The Word became flesh here."

“The Word became flesh here.”

The grotto of the Annunciation

The grotto of the Annunciation

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Ascension of Our Lord

The little Chapel of the Ascension is on the top of the Mount of Olives and marks the traditional site of the ascension of Christ. A rock (the last picture in this set) within the chapel, built by the crusaders, has what are said to be the footprints of Our Lord.

Chapel of the Ascension

Chapel of the Ascension

Interior of the chapel

Interior of the chapel

Here are what are said to be the footprints of Christ.

Here are what are said to be the footprints of Christ.

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Feast of the Visitation

Here are some photos from Ein Karem, where the Visitation took place.

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Marian Year 1954

Marian Year 1954

Canticle of St. Zachary

Canticle of St. Zachary

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