Ss. Peter and Paul

Today is the Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul. So this feast refers to two great Churches: St. Peter’s in the Vatican, and St. Paul’s-outside-the-Walls in the southwest part of Rome.

St. Peter’s Basilica, as seen from the roof of the nearby Pontifical North American College (the American seminary in Rome).

The Apostles Peter and Paul established the Church in Rome and here also gave their lives for the Christ in martyrdom. We rightly say that they sanctified the City of Rome with their blood.

The view of the front of St. Paul’s – with its interesting statue of the saint – from within the courtyard that fronts it.

Two magnificent and monumental churches that stand as an enduring witness to the legacy of these great saints, who said Yes to the Lord and allowed Him to work through them.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us!

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