The Apostolic Palace seen through Bernini’s colonnade
Working on the roof of the Apostolic Palace
Swiss Guards on duty
Protectors of the Holy Father
Part of the crypt of Santa Prassede (Rome)
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.
The tomb of St. Prassede and St. Pudentiana
The crypt of the church of St. Prassede where she and St. Pudentiana are buried.
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 Word became flesh here.”
The grotto of the Annunciation
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
Interior of the chapel
Here are what are said to be the footprints of Christ.
Here are some photos from Ein Karem, where the Visitation took place.
Marian Year 1954
Canticle of St. Zachary