Future Priests of the Third Millennium

A little insight into the life of seminarians from various dioceses preparing for ministry as Roman Catholic priests, including daily activities, personal interests, special events, the spiritual life, news from the seminary, and almost whatever comes to our minds!

Friday, January 04, 2008

St. Mary Major and St. John Lateran

Today we visited the other two of the four Major Roman Basilicas. We have now been to all four.

We attended Mass at St. Mary Major, had a brief tour and spent some time in prayer.

Then we went to St. John Lateran (Cathedral for the Diocese of Rome) where we saw the basilica, baptistry and scala santa. We also visited the Pontifical Lateran University, where our Rector attended as a seminarian. Unfortunately, we were unable to go in today--maybe another day.

The final stop was at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, where there are relics of the Passion.

Some photos:

St. Mary Major:

Relics of Jesus' Manger beneath the main altar:

Altar with the image of Our Lady Salus Populi Romani:

This one's for you Monsignor:

St. John Lateran:

Apse of St. John Lateran:


Jinglebob said...

Thank you for all these wonderful pictures you young men are posting on here. I will probably never got to see these things in person, so it's wonderful to see them thru' your eyes ands to get all the background you provide.

Thank you!

Gary Kasel said...

So glad you like them--it is wonderful to be able to bring a bit of Rome to peoples' fingertips. Knowing that there are people seeing them who may never see the city in person reassures me of the importance of our efforts with this blog!

Stay tuned jinglebob!

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