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August 15, 2013, 10:45 am
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In Italy, being on holiday and being a pilgrim collided wonderfully.

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We arrived at the airport and went straight to our hotel.  This was in a converted convent next to Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, the Church built to house the relics of the Passion brought to Rome by Saint Helena in the fourth century.

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It was Meenakshi and my first time in Rome.  We spent a day in the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s which were stunning.  I was particularly moved by this crucifix by Matisse:

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We visited a number of less well known places – San Clemente, a Church under which in succeeding layers are a fourth century Church, a Temple of Mithras and a first century Roman house.

San Francesco della Ripa, built on the hostel St Frances stayed in when he visited the pope.

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This Church of the Santissima Trinita dei Pelligrini was built as part of the effort by St Philip Neri to care for pilgrims visiting the city (and I know when I have walked to pilgrim sites how much this is needed and appreciated):

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On my final day I walked across the city to visit Santa Maria della Vittoria to see Bernini’s Ecstasy of St Teresa:

picture from Wikipedia Commons

picture from Wikipedia Commons

There is so much more to see or see again.  I will post about Assisi soon.

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Wonderful!

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