Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lenten Stational Church in Rome

Saturday, Fifth Week in Lent

S. Giovanni a Porta Latina
(St. John at the Latin Gate) 

This church, built in the 490s, is near the spot that St. John the Beloved miraculously survived being boiled in oil. The history of this church can be found here.  More pictures of the church, the Latin Gate itself, and the Chapel of San Giovanni in Oleo (oil!) can be found here.  For a description of ancient Jerusalem in the words of Anne Catherine Emmerich, go here.

The following video, filmed in San Giovanni, doesn't show much of the church, but I couldn't resist Palestrina...

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