Day 14-St. Mary Major

We made it to the last of the four major basilicas, Santa Maria Maggiore! We had Mass and then prayed at the various shrines in the church. Mary's maternal presence could be felt.

Inside the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

We saw a few other churches in the area, including the church of St. Alphonsus, with the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Santa Preseda, which has the pillar on which Jesus was scourged, St. Peter in Chains, which also holds Michelangelo's Moses, and the Basilica of St. Mark.
St. Peter's chains from his imprisonment in both Jerusalem and in Rome.

We celebrated Independence Day with great festivity!
The table set for pranzo (lunch).


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