Category Archives: Basilica of St. Peter

St. Josaphat

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.

St. Josaphat

St. Josaphat

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St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

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

Statue of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort in St. Peter’s Basilica

Moving closer

Moving closer

The Saint steps on the serpent.

The Saint steps on the serpent.

Notre Dame des Ardilliers: one of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort's favorite places to pray.

Notre Dame des Ardilliers: one of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort’s favorite places to pray.

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Two New Saints!

Pope St. John XXIII

Pope St. John XXIII

Pope St. John Paul II

Pope St. John Paul II

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The Quirinal Hill

Trajan's Markets (which are not on the Quirinal Hill)

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.

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.

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 view of the dome of St. Peter’s from the Quirinal Hill.

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Vatican City

The Apostolic Palace

The Apostolic Palace

Basilica of St. Peter and the Obelisk

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

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

St. Peter’s Basilica seen from the end of the Via della Conciliazione

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Via della Conciliazione, Rome

Facade of Santa Maria in Traspontina on the Via della Conciliazione.  Notice the coat of arms of Pope Benedict XVI. http://romanchurches.wikia.com/wiki/Santa_Maria_in_Traspontina

Facade of Santa Maria in Traspontina on the Via della Conciliazione. Notice the coat of arms of Pope Benedict XVI.
http://romanchurches.wikia.com/wiki/Santa_Maria_in_Traspontina

The Basilica of St. Peter seen from 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.

A wider view of the approach to St. Peter’s.

Snack mobile on the Via della Conciliazione.

Snack mobile on the Via della Conciliazione.

Jesus loves you!  God blesses you!

Jesus loves you! God blesses you!

A few cardinals live in the building on the right, over the Ancora bookstore.

A few cardinals live in the building on the right, over the Ancora bookstore.

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