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Sunday, May 1, 2016
Pilgrimage to Rome: Part II

Last month I had the privilege to travel to the holy city of Rome for Holy Week.  In this second installment, I would like to begin to share some of the many pictures and experiences of my trip.  In this installment, I share my experiences at the Basilica of St. Charles and St Ambrose (Basilica dei SS. Ambrogio e Carlo) and at Ara Coeli.

Basilica dei SS. Ambrogio e Carlo (Sant'Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso)

The following photos are taken from the special area in the back of the Church dedicated to St. Charles Borromeo.  While the body of St. Charles Borromeo is in Milan, Italy in the Duomo, his heart is preserved for veneration on this altar in Rome. 

While present before this relic, I was able to reconsecrate to St. Charles Borromeo.  St. Charles is the patron saint of  St. Charles, pray for us!

More photos from Sant'Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso can be seen on my Flickr by clicking here.


Ara Coeli

The Basilica of St. Mary of the Altar of Heaven (Ara Coeli) is a beautiful Basilica set high on a hill in Rome.  From the front of the church, one can see a breathtaking view of the city with more domes and Crosses than can be realistically counted.  Inside, is a true gem.

The shrine is known for housing relics belonging to Saint Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine, Pope Honorius IV, and St. Juniper. 

More photos from Ara Coeli can be seen on my Flickr by clicking here.

Tomb of St. Juniper

Tomb of St. Helena

More photos will be forthcoming over the course of the next several weeks.


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