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St. Ambrose of Milan

Today is the Feast of St. Ambrose, the great archbishop of Milan. His relics are in the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio in Milan.

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St. Ambrose is the one in white.

Here are some images of the Lombard Gothic Duomo of Milan.

 

Excavations beneath the Duomo have uncovered the baptistery where St. Ambrose baptized St. Augustine.

Here is the crypt-tomb of St. Charles Borromeo in the Duomo of Milan.

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Dedication of St. Mary Major

August 5 is the Feast of the Dedication of St. Mary Major, which happens to be my favorite church in Rome.  Here you can read all about this glorious basilica.

The Borghese Chapel, with the image of Our Lady known as the 'Salus Populi Romani" (Salvation of the Roman people), attributed to St. Luke the Evangelist

The Borghese Chapel, with the image of Our Lady known as the ‘Salus Populi Romani” (Salvation of the Roman people), attributed to St. Luke the Evangelist

The dome of the Borghese Chapel

The dome of the Borghese Chapel

One of the basilica's vestments

One of the basilica’s vestments

Pope St. Pius V in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the basilica. The ring on his finger was donated by Napoleon Bonaparte.

Pope St. Pius V in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the basilica. The ring on his finger was donated by Napoleon Bonaparte.

The tomb of Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the basilica

The tomb of Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the basilica

The tomb of Pope Clement IX in the basilica. He had been canon and vicar of the basilica, and died on Dec. 9, 1669, in his 69th year, after a pontificate of 2 years, 5 months, and 19 days.

The tomb of Pope Clement IX in the basilica. He had been canon and vicar of the basilica, and died on Dec. 9, 1669, in his 69th year, after a pontificate of 2 years, 5 months, and 19 days.

Statue of Pope Sixtus V in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Statue of Pope Sixtus V in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel

From the statue of Pope Sixtus V, just beyond the Blessed Sacrament altar, you can see the tomb of Pope St. Pius V.

From the statue of Pope Sixtus V, just beyond the Blessed Sacrament altar, you can see the tomb of Pope St. Pius V.

The rear of the basilica

The rear of the basilica

The altar in the confessio which contains relics from the crib of Christ.  The reliquary was donated by Napoleon Bonaparte.

The altar in the confessio which contains relics from the crib of Christ. The reliquary was donated by Napoleon Bonaparte.

A close-up of the reliquary

A close-up of the reliquary

The altar in the confessio seen from behind the statue of Bl. Pope Pius IX

The altar in the confessio seen from behind the statue of Bl. Pope Pius IX

The portico of the basilica

The portico of the basilica

Another image from the portico

Another image from the portico

From the portico

From the portico

Statue of Our Lady on the facade of the basilica

Statue of Our Lady on the facade of the basilica

Statue of St. Charles Borromeo on the facade.  He had been archpriest of the basilica.

Statue of St. Charles Borromeo on the facade. He had been archpriest of the basilica.

The facade of the basilica

The facade of the basilica

Another image of the facade with a complete shot of the bell tower

Another image of the facade with a complete shot of the bell tower

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St. Philip Neri

Today is the Feast of St. Philip of Neri, Apostle of Rome.  He was canonized on March 22, 1622, with St. Ignatius Loyola, St. Francis Xavier, St. Teresa of Jesus of Avila, and St. Isidore the Farmer.  Someone said that Pope Gregory XV canonized four saints and an Italian.

Florence, the birthplace of St. Philip Neri

Florence, the birthplace of St. Philip Neri

The building to the right of the church of Sant'Agostino (where St. Monica is buried) is the Augustinian College where St. Philip Neri studied.  St. Thomas Aquinas was his favorite.

The building to the right of the church of Sant’Agostino (where St. Monica is buried) is the Augustinian College where St. Philip Neri studied. St. Thomas Aquinas was his favorite.

Chiesa di San Tommaso in Parione (Rome) where St. Philip Neri was ordained a priest. http://www.romeartlover.it/Vasi110.htm

Chiesa di San Tommaso in Parione (Rome) where St. Philip Neri was ordained a priest.
http://www.romeartlover.it/Vasi110.htm

Chiesa di San Girolamo della Carità (Rome) where St. Philip Neri spent the first years of his priesthood. http://www.romeartlover.it/Vasi111.htm#S. Girolamo della Carità

Chiesa di San Girolamo della Carità (Rome) where St. Philip Neri spent the first years of his priesthood.
http://www.romeartlover.it/Vasi111.htm#S. Girolamo della Carità

San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, the Florentine church in Rome oh which St. Philip Neri was in charge. He retained charge of San Girolamo while overseeing this church. http://www.romeartlover.it/Vasi87.htm#S. Giovanni dei Fiorentini

San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, the Florentine church in Rome oh which St. Philip Neri was in charge. He retained charge of San Girolamo while overseeing this church.
http://www.romeartlover.it/Vasi87.htm#S. Giovanni dei Fiorentini

Santa Maria Maggiore.  St. Philip Neri used to sit on these steps and pray the Divine Office.

Santa Maria Maggiore. St. Philip Neri used to sit on these steps and pray the Divine Office.

Santa Maria sopra Minerva, the Dominican church in Rome.  St. Philip Neri used to pray Vespers here.

Santa Maria sopra Minerva, the Dominican church in Rome. St. Philip Neri used to pray Vespers here.

Tomb of St. Ignatius Loyola. He and St. Philip Neri were great friends.

Tomb of St. Ignatius Loyola. He and St. Philip Neri were great friends.

Arm relic of St. Francis Xavier.  St. Philip Neri was also friends with him.

Arm relic of St. Francis Xavier. St. Philip Neri was also friends with him.

The heart of St. Charles Borromeo in the church Sant'Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso. The two saints were friends, although at times they were at odds with each other.  St. Charles once called St. Philip 'merciless.'  They used to pray the Office together.

The heart of St. Charles Borromeo in the church Sant’Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso. The two saints were friends, although at times they were at odds with each other. St. Charles once called St. Philip ‘merciless.’ They used to pray the Office together.

Statue of St. Paul at the Basilica St. Paul's outside the Walls. St. Philip Neri had a lifelong devotion to the Apostle of the Gentiles.

Statue of St. Paul at the Basilica St. Paul’s outside the Walls. St. Philip Neri had a lifelong devotion to the Apostle of the Gentiles.

Church of St. Philip Neri in Perugia

Church of St. Philip Neri in Perugia

The armor-clad body of St. Fortunatus in the Church of St. Philip Neri (Perugia)

The armor-clad body of St. Fortunatus in the Church of St. Philip Neri (Perugia)

A section of the heart of St. Philip Neri (Church of St. Philip Neri, Perugia)

A section of the heart of St. Philip Neri (Church of St. Philip Neri, Perugia)

Santa Maria in Vallicella (Chiesa Nuova), the principal church of the Oratorians, founded by St. Philip Neri. http://www.romeartlover.it/Vasi137.html#Today

Santa Maria in Vallicella (Chiesa Nuova), the principal church of the Oratorians, founded by St. Philip Neri.
http://www.romeartlover.it/Vasi137.html#Today

"To the Virgin Mother of God and St. Gregory the Great". Detail from the façade of Santa Maria in Vallicella. Pope St. Gregory the Great built the first church on this site.

“To the Virgin Mother of God and St. Gregory the Great”. Detail from the façade of Santa Maria in Vallicella. Pope St. Gregory the Great built the first church on this site.

The body of St. Philip Neri in the chapel to the left of the sanctuary in the Chiesa Nuova

The body of St. Philip Neri in the chapel to the left of the sanctuary in the Chiesa Nuova

St. Philip Neri, Apostle of Rome.

St. Philip Neri, Apostle of Rome.

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Relic of San Carlo Borromeo

In this side chapel in the church of Santa Prassede, to the left of the altar, is the faldstool of St. Charles Borromeo.

In this side chapel in the church of Santa Prassede, to the left of the altar, is the faldstool of St. Charles Borromeo.

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Basilica Liberiana

Basilica Liberiana

The facade of Santa Maria Maggiore with bell tower. The bottom statue on the far right is of St. Charles Borromeo, who was Archpriest here.

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January 11, 2014 · 6:17 PM