Today is the Feast of St. Josaphat. His body lies in St. Peter’s Basilica in the right transept. To find out more about him, you can see Pope Pius XI’s Encyclical Ecclesiam Dei.
Today is the Feast of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort, one of the most Marian saints in the history of the Church. He said that he read almost everything about the Blessed Virgin. Yet, there was one Marian gem which he missed. Subscribe to the Marian newsletter and get this gem for free by clicking here: http://blessedmarymotherofgod.com/truedevotiontomary.html.
Statue of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort in St. Peter’s Basilica
The Saint steps on the serpent.
Notre Dame des Ardilliers: one of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort’s favorite places to pray.
Pope St. John XXIII
Pope St. John Paul II
Trajan’s Markets (which are not on the Quirinal Hill)
Piazza del Quirinale with the obelisk (brought here from the Mausoleum of Augustus) flanked by statues of Castor and Pollux. Just beyond the obelisk is the Palazzo del Quirinale.
Palazzo del Quirinale (the Quirinal Palace). Pope Gregory XIII chose this as the summer residence residence of the Popes.
The view of the dome of St. Peter’s from the Quirinal Hill.
The Apostolic Palace
Basilica of St. Peter and the Obelisk
Image of the Madonna and Child on the wall which runs from the Vatican to Castel Sant’Angelo
St. Peter’s Basilica seen from the end of the Via della Conciliazione
The Basilica of St. Peter seen from the Via della Conciliazione.
A wider view of the approach to St. Peter’s.
Snack mobile on the Via della Conciliazione.
Jesus loves you! God blesses you!
A few cardinals live in the building on the right, over the Ancora bookstore.