Second Sunday: Lent 2018

Novena to Saint Gabriel: Day 7. Station Church: S. Maria in Domnica The Basilica was founded as a small oratory in the seventh century. It lies at what was a major crossroad of ancient Rome, and was close to several military posts. Most likely, it was built on the ruins of a Roman fire-fighting station, where Christians […]

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Friday in the First Week: Lent 2018

Novena to Saint Gabriel: Day 5 Station Church: Santi Apostoli The Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles is a 6th-century Roman Catholic parish and titular church and minor basilica in Rome, Italy, dedicated originally to St. James and St. Philip whose remains are kept here, and later to all Apostles. Today, the basilica is under the care of […]

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Thursday in the First Week: Lent 2018

Saint Gabriel Novena: Day 4. Stational Church: San Lorenzo in Panisperna In this image you can see Sant Maria Maggiore in the bottom left with the two cupolas showing (yesterday’s Stational Church). “Panisperna” most probably refers to the tradition of the Poor Clares of the adjacent convent distributing bread and ham, “pane e perna” on […]

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