Italy 13 Rome’s Ancient Churches
by Steve Ray on March 31, 2022
An early start today in order to arrive at the Church of Saint Peter in Chains. This church housees some amazing relics and artwork. First, is Michelangelos Moses sculpture. Second, are the bones of the Maccabean murders. And third, and the way the church got its name, are the chains that bound to Saint Peter from both Jerusalem and Rome.
After Mass at this beautiful church and an organ recital, we walked to San Clemente Church. This is one of my favorites because it contains the bones of Saint Ignatius of Antioch and Saint Clement of Rome, the third successor of Peter. These guys made me Catholic!
And when you go underneath we walk through a fourth century Basilica and stepped back in time. Another flight of stairs takes us even lower to first century Rome. It’s like being in a time machine.
Everyone had their Covid test and they were all negative and the afternoon was free for lunch and napping, packing and shopping. We’re going to have our farewell dinner tonight which I will add to the next video.