The excavation site beneath St. Peter’s basilica is one of my do-not-miss places to visit in Rome. Archeologists have preserved part of the ancient cemetery in which St. Peter was buried after his martyrdom. Constantine built the original basilica above Peter’s tomb and many of his successors have joined him there post mortem, John Paul […]
St. Peters Basilica
Silenzioso appartamento con una camera da letto recentemente ristrutturato all’ottavo piano (con ascensore), nel quartiere Garbatella/Ostiense, a soli 3 minuti dalla fermata della metropolitana Garbatella. Questo appartamento (di circa 50 mq) è particolare nella sua disposizione: dispone di due ambienti molto grandi, ciascuno arredato con un divano letto matrimoniale. La prima stanza, che accoglie […]
By Emily Daversa ’20 Every other year, the Stonehill College Chapel Choir goes on an international pilgrimage. This past January, twenty-eight members of the choir, along with Father Tony Szakaly, Deacon (now Father) Bryan Williams, and director Phil Pereira, traveled to Montreal, Canada for their pilgrimage. The group left Friday, January 18 and returned Monday, […]
Greetings to our faithful readers. We are officially past the halfway point of our pilgrimage. After our whirlwind tour through the churches of Rome yesterday, we came to a fitting crescendo this morning at St. Peter’s Basilica. We celebrated Sunday Mass and the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity at the Altar of the Chair, a […]
Maria in the Forest: Also known as: • Holy Mary in the Forest • Maria im Walde The Apparitions occurred in a wooded area near Dolina, Grafenstein, Carinthia, Austria on the 17, 18 and 19 June 1849 to three young shepherdesses. St Adolph of Utrecht St Agrippinus of Como St Albert Chmielowski TOSF (1845-1916) About […]
After a restless first night of sleep in Rome – partly because of the incredibly uncomfortable bed, partly due to the pervasive smell of sewer, and eventually because the large group of people occupying the rooms around us must have had an early flight that they all woke for around 4am and started slamming doors, […]
I took this photo in Brazil in the second largest Basilica in the world after St. Peters at Vatican, this is the room where people light candles to pray for their loved ones, thats the reason there are so much smoke in the air.
Our general strategy of just going with the flow on our trip worked out well most of the time, but not so much in Rome and especially Vatican City. We knew we wanted to visit the Vatican Museum, the second-largest art museum in the world. However, some research revealed that we should have really booked […]
I took this photo in Brazil in the second largest Basilica in the world after St. Peters in the Vatican, this is the room where people light candles to pray for their loved ones, thats the reason there are so much smoke in the air.
Ahoj! It is hard to believe it’s about three weeks since I arrived to the Czech Republic! Would it be a Josiah Venture Internship if we did not start with the Amazing Race? How would you feel if you were told to run around Europe with four strangers to find clues, only using English with […]
QUINCY, Ill. — The first black Roman Catholic priest in the United States could soon be canonized as a saint. Augustus Tolton had a short and challenging life. He was born April 1, 1854 in Brush Creek, Missouri into a slave family. Brush Creek is an unincorporated community in southern Laclede County in southwestern Missouri. […]
Zeffirelli’s son Luciano said his father died at home on Saturday
CLOSE Franco Zeffirelli, seen in New York, in this Oct. 31, 1974 file photo. (Photo: Jerry Mosey, AP) ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and often extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic “Romeo and Juliet,” has died in Rome at 96. While Zeffirelli […]
I’ve wanted to go to Italy for as long as I can remember and even more so once I started learning Latin in middle school. It did not disappoint! My week was full of ancient ruins, beautiful seaside towns, and of course lots of pasta! Pompei & the Amalfi Coast In 79 AD, the eruption […]
Roma In Roma, known by English-speakers as Rome, one will experience a major clash of modern and ancient life as the bustling city is peppered with ruins and timeless structures seemingly at random. ~ A First Impression ~ Arriving in Rome paralleled a rollercoaster in several ways. The taxi I was in swerved, stopped, started […]