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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Wednesday In Passion Week. The Lenten Station Is At The Church Of San Marcello-Al-Corso (Saint Marcellus).

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday in Passion Week.

Station at Saint Marcellus's.

Indulgence of 10 Years and 10 Quarantines.

Violet Vestments.

English: The Church of San Marcello-al-Corso, 
Rome, Italy. 
Façade by Carlo Fontana.
Italiano: San Marcello-al-Corso è una chiesa di Roma.
Photo: November 2005.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Church of Saint Marcellus, where today’s Lenten Station is held, was one of the twenty-five Parish Churches of Rome in the 5th-Century A.D. Originally the house of the holy matron, Lucina, where she received Saint Marcellus, it was transformed by her into a Sanctuary and Dedicated to this holy Pope, whose body rests under The High Altar.

The Mass of today shows us the obstinacy of the Jews in rejecting Jesus, as they had already rejected His Father. The Divine Law, given by Him Whom the Epistle calls six times “The Lord”, “Whose word is stable” declared formally “that one may not shed his neighbour’s blood, nor hate his father in his heart”.

The Members of the Sanhedrin, on the contrary, hated Christ and sought to stone Him (Gospel). Unfaithful to God, “Who orders His laws to be kept” (Epistle), they blamed Jesus “Whom The Father has sent” and Who is The Son of God. “The Father and I are One. The Miracles that I have worked come from My Father.” “Rejecting the legitimate pastor of their Souls, they are no longer His sheep,” and will be replaced by the Gentiles, who, Baptised or reconciled to God at The Easter Festival, are “the sheep who hear His voice and to whom He gives Eternal Life” (Gospel).

The High Altar, Basilica of San Marcello-al-Corso, Rome, Italy.
Photo: July 2007.
Source: Own work.
Author: SteO153.
Permission: CC-BY-SA-2.5.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Let us be faithful to Jesus and Pray God “to Sanctify our Fast and illumine our hearts” (Collect), in order that, delivered from the abyss into which our sins had made us fall (Gradual), we “may wash our hands among the innocent and proclaim the wondrous works of God” (Communion).

Three Feasts called the Jews to Jerusalem:

1. In the Spring, it was The Feast of the Passover, instituted to commemorate the departure from Egypt;

2. In the Autumn, it was The Feast of Tabernacles, in commemoration of the sojourn of the Jews in tents in the desert;

3. In the Winter (middle of December), it was The Feast of the Anniversary of the Dedication of the Temple, which the Machabees had purified after their victory. It was on the occasion of this last Feast, that Jesus, in the third year of His Ministry, spoke the words in today’s Gospel. He was then under Solomon’s Porch, which faces the ravine of Cedron.

Mass: Liberátor meus.

The Apse, 
Church of Saint Marcellus, Rome, Italy.
Photo: July 2007.
Source: Own work.
Author: SteO153.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The following Text is from Wikipedia.

San Marcello-al-Corso is a Church in Rome, Dedicated to Pope Marcellus I. It is located in via del Corso, the ancient via Lata, connecting Piazza Venezia to Piazza del Popolo. It stands diagonally from the Church of Santa Maria-in-Via-Lata (see yesterday's Post).

While the Tradition holds that the Church was built over the prison of Pope Marcellus I (who died in 309 A.D.), it is known that the "Titulus Marcelli" was already present in 418 A.D., when Pope Boniface I was Elected here.

Pope Adrian I, in the 8th-Century A.D., built a Church in the same place, which is currently under the modern Church.

The corpse of Cola di Rienzo (an Italian Mediaeval politician), was held in the Church for three days after his execution in 1354. In 1519, a fire destroyed the Church. The money collected for its rebuilding was used to bribe the Landsknechts, who were pillaging the City during The Sack of Rome (1527). The original plan to rebuild the Church was designed by Jacopo Sansovino, who fled the City during The Sack and never returned to finish it. The work was continued by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, who rebuilt the Church, but a Tiber flood damaged it again in 1530. It was only in 1592 that the Church was completed, and, later, Carlo Fontana built the facade.

The Sacristy Ceiling fresco: "Gloria di San Marcello",
by Giovanni Battista Ciocchi
Church of San Marcello-al-Corso, Roma, Italia.
Photo: November 2005.
Source: Flickr.
Author: antmoose.
Reviewer: Mac9.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Under The High Altar, decorated with 12th-Century opus sectile, are the Relics of several Saints, which include those of Pope Marcellus, as well as Digna and Emerita. The last Chapel on the Left is Dedicated to Saint Philip Benizi. The Late-Baroque decoration contains sculptures by Francesco Cavallini and Reliefs by Ercole Ferrata and Antonio Raggi. The first Chapel on the Left has the double tomb of Cardinal Giovanni Michiel and his grandson, Antonio Orso, sculpted by Jacopo Sansovino.

Behind the facade is a Crucifixion (1613) by Giovanni Battista Ricci. Along the first Chapel is an Annunciation by Lazzaro Baldi; in the second Chapel, a Martyrdom of Saints Digna and Emerita (1727) by Pietro Barbieri; in the third Chapel, a Madonna with Child, a fresco of the Late-14th-Century, episodes of The Life of The Virgin by Francesco Salviati, fresco and paintings by Giovan Battista Ricci; in the fourth Chapel, a Creation of Eve and the Evangelists, Mark and John, frescoes by Perin del Vaga, Matthew and Luke, begun by Perin del Vaga and finished by Daniele da Volterra.

"Saint Philip Benizi refuses the Papal Tiara", by Antonio Raggi (1686).
The Church of Saint Marcellus, Rome, Italy.
Photo: October 2005.
Source: Own work.
Author: User:Torvindus.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Inside, is a Ciborium (1691) designed by Carlo Bizzaccheri; in the fifth Chapel, is a Monument to Cardinal Fabrizio Paolucci (1726) by Pietro Bracci and a Monument to Cardinal Camillo Paolucci by Tommaso Righi (1776) and Wall Paintings by Aureliano Milani. On the Left Nave, in the fifth Chapel, is a San Filippo Benizi (1725) by Pier Leone Ghezzi; in the fourth Chapel, the Conversion of Saint Paul (1560) by Federico Zuccari and his brother, Taddeo, and, on the sides, a History of Saint Paul.

The inside of the Chapel has Busts of Muzio, Roberto, Lelio Frangipane by Alessandro Algardi (1630-1640). In the third Chapel, on the Left, is a "Doloroso" by Pietro Paolo Naldini, Sacrifice of Isaac and discovery of Moses by Domenico Corvi; in the first Chapel, a Madonna and Seven Saints by Agostino Masucci.

The Church has been administered and owned by The Servite Order since 1369.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Zephyrinus Is Booked On The Grand Rapids And Indiana Railroad ("The Fishing Line") To The Northern Michigan Lakes This Summer.

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The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

The Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad, at its height, provided Passenger and Freight Railroad Services between Cincinnati, Ohio and The Straits of Mackinac, in Michigan, USA. The Company was formed on 18 January 1854.

Tuesday In Passion Week. The Lenten Station Is At Saint Cyriacus's (The Basilica Of Santa Maria-In-Via-Lata).

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Tuesday in Passion Week.

Station at Saint Cyriacus's.

Indulgence of 10 Years and 10 Quarantines.

Violet Vestments.

English: Basilica of Santa Maria-in-Via-Lata, Rome, Italy.
Italiano: Roma, Santa Maria-in-Via-Lata.
Photo: December 2006.
Source: Own work.
Author: Lalupa.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Church, today, unites the memory of a Martyr with that of The Passion of Jesus, in making The Lenten Station in The Church of The Holy Deacon, Cyriacus, Martyred, under Emperor Diocletian, at The Gates of Rome. This Church, one of the twenty-five Parish Churches of Rome in the 5th-Century A.D., having been destroyed by fire, the body of The Holy Martyr was Translated to beneath The High Altar of Santa Maria-in-Via-Lata, which became The Place of Assembly for this day.

The Epistle and Gospel tell us of the approaching Passion of The Messiah and of The Rejection of Israel, who are replaced by The Gentiles in The Church.

“Daniel, who has destroyed Bel and slain the Dragon” (Epistle), is Jesus, Who denounces the crimes and sins of the World (Gospel). The Babylonians sought to destroy the Prophet, by throwing him as food to the hungry lions. The Jews, also, “sought to kill Jesus” and, for this dark design, “their hour is always at hand”.

Basilica of Santa Maria-in-Via-Lata, Rome, Italy.
Photo: 26 March 2014.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)

But, like Daniel, full of fortitude, He awaits The Lord (Introit), and God, “Who does not abandon those who love and seek Him” (Epistle, Offertory), “delivers Him from unjust men and from all the ills that threaten Him” (Gradual, Communion). “Those who had wished to destroy Daniel were themselves thrown to the lions and devoured instantly” (Epistle). In the same way, the Deicide Nation suffered the penalty of its crime. Forty years later, Jerusalem was taken, by The Roman Legions, after five long months of famine.

Fearing the chastisements of Divine Justice, let us persevere in the expiatory practice of Fasting, in order that we may be made worthy of The Eternal Reward accorded to The Just (Collect).

Mass: Exspécta Dóminum.

English: Engraving of the Minor Basilica of Saint Cyriacus (Santa Maria-in-Via-Lata).
Italiano: Santa Maria-in-Via-Lata.
Engraver: Giuseppe Vasi (1710-1782).
Author: Giuseppe Vasi (1710-1782).
(Wikimedia Commons)

English: Side-Aisle in Santa Maria-in-Via-Lata, Rome, Italy.
Italiano: Roma, s. Maria-in-Via-Lata.
Photo: 20 June 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: Lalupa.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia.

Santa Maria-in-Via-Lata is a Church on the Via del Corso (the ancient Via Lata), in Rome, Italy. It stands diagonally across from the Church of San Marcello-al-Corso.

It is claimed that Saint Paul spent two years here, in the Crypt under the Church, whilst under house arrest waiting for his trial.

English: The Church of Santa Maria-in-Via-Lata, Rome, Italy.
Italiano: Chiesa di Santa Maria in Via Lata, Roma. Facciata di Pietro da Cortona.
Photo: 17 October 2005.
Author: Anthony Majanlahti.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The first Christian place of worship here was a 5th-Century A.D. Oratory, in the Roman building beneath the present Church. This was constructed within the remains of a large Roman warehouse, some 250 metres long, which has also been excavated. The Church's Upper Level was added in the 9th-Century A.D., and murals added to the Lower Level between the 7th- and 9th-Centuries A.D., (these have been detached for conservation reasons). The Cosmatesque Pavement from this phase survives.

The Church's 13th-Century icon of The Virgin Advocate, is said to have performed many Miracles. The Arcus Novus (an Arch erected by Emperor Diocletian in 303 A.D. - 304 A.D.), which stood on this site, was destroyed by rebuilding of the Church in the Late-15th-Century. Antonio Tebaldeo, poet and friend of Raphael, was buried at the end of the North Aisle in 1537, though his tomb was designed in 1776.

"The Virgin Advocate",
Church of Santa Maria-in-Via-Lata, Rome. Italy.
Photo taken from Google Images and

The Church was renovated in 1639 by Cosimo Fanzago, but the facade, with its Corinthian Columns imposing vertical emphasis, was completed (1658-1660) by a design from Pietro da Cortona. He appears to evoke a Triumphal Arch in the facade.

The High Altar's Madonna Advocata (1636) is one of the few paintings in Churches attributed to Bernini (perhaps by Santi Ghetti). The Ciborium in the Apse is made from alabaster and lapis lazuli. The first excavations of the site also occurred at this date, as commemorated by a Relief in the Crypt by Cosimo Fancelli. The families of Joseph and Lucien Bonaparte were buried here in the 18th-Century.

English: The Nave, 
Santa Maria-in-Via-Lata, 
Rome, Italy.
Deutsch: Innenraum der Kirche.
Photo: 6 February 2011.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The first Altarpiece is a Martyrdom of Saint Andrew (1685), by Giacinto Brandi, while the second Altarpiece is of Saints Giuseppe, Nicola, and Biagio, by Giuseppe Ghezzi. In the Chapel, to the Left of the Apse, is a Madonna with Child and Saints Cyriac and Catherine, by Giovanni Odazzi.

The second Altar, on the Left, has a Saint Paul Baptising Sabine and Children, by Pier Leone Ghezzi, while the first Altarpiece is a Virgin and Saints, by Pietro de Pietri.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Saint Joseph. Confessor. Spouse Of The Blessed Virgin Mary. Feast Day 19 March.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Saint Joseph.
   Spouse Of The Blessed Virgin Mary.
   Feast Day 19 March.

Double of The First-Class.

White Vestments.

Saint Joseph and The Child Jesus.
Illustration: PINTEREST

The Church always honours Saint Joseph with Mary and Jesus, especially during The Christmas Solemnities. Today's Gospel is, indeed, that of 24 December. A Coptic Calendar tells us that Saint Joseph was Liturgically honoured in a special way on 20 July from the 8th-Century A.D.

At the end of the 15th-Century, his Feast was kept on 19 March and, in 1621, Pope Gregory XV extended it to the whole Church. In 1870, Blessed Pope Pius IX proclaimed Saint Joseph Protector of The Universal Church.

This Saint "of The Royal Race of David" was a Just Man (Gospel). As, by his marriage with The Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph has certain rights of The Blessed Fruit of The Virginal Womb of his spouse, a moral affinity exists between him and Jesus.

He exercised over The Child-God a certain paternal authority, which The Preface of Saint Joseph delicately alludes to as that of a Foster-Father. Without having begotten Jesus, Saint Joseph, by the bounds which unite him to Mary, is legally and morally The Father of The Son of The Blessed Virgin Mary.

It follows that we must honour, by  a special homage, this dignity, or supernatural excellence, of Saint Joseph. "In The Family of Nazareth", says Cornelius-a-Lapide (a Flemish Jesuit and Exegete (1567-1637), "were the three greatest and most excellent persons in the World. Wherefore, to Christ is due The Divine Worship, to The Virgin A Higher Worship than to Saints, and to Saint Joseph The Full Worship due to Saints".

God revealed to Saint Joseph The Mystery of The Incarnation (Ibid.) and "chose him among all" (Epistle) to commit to his care The Incarnate Word and The Virginity of Mary.

The Hymn at Lauds says that: "Christ and The Virgin were with him at his last hour and watched by him, their faces gleaming with sweet serenity". Saint Joseph went to Heaven for ever to enjoy The Beatific Vision of The Word, whose humanity he had so long and so closely contemplated on Earth.

This Saint is, therefore, justly considered the patron and model of interior and contemplative Souls. And, in the Heavenly Home, Saint Joseph has a powerful influence of The Heart of The Son of his Most Blessed Spouse (Collect).

Let us imitate, at this Holy Season, the purity, the humility, the spirit of Prayer and Meditation, of Saint Joseph at Nazareth.

Every Parish  Priest Celebrates Mass for the people of his Parish.

Mass: Justus ut.
Commemoration: Of The Feria, in Lent.
Preface: Of Saint Joseph.
Last Gospel: Of The Feria, in Lent.

If 19 March happens to fall in Holy Week, The Feast of Saint Joseph is Transferred to The Tuesday after Low Sunday. An Alleluia is then added to every Antiphon, Verse, or Responsorial.

The following Text refers to 2017 but is a most interesting point in Liturgy and is from

In the pre-Vatican II Pope Saint Pius X Divine Office "Divino Afflatu", with yesterday being the Third Sunday of Lent, Saint Joseph's Feast Day was Transferred to today, 20 March 2017. 

The reason being is that Saint Joseph's Feast Day is a Double of The First Class and this does not take precedence over a Sunday in Lent.

However, in The Rubrics of 1568 (Trent), and, thus, prior to "Divino Afflatu", The Feast Day is just a Double (and not a Double of The First-Class), so Saint Joseph can be Commemorated in the Third Sunday of Lent Mass and Office.

"Te, Joseph". A Hymn To Saint Joseph On His Feast Day, Today, 19 March.

Saint Joseph and The Child Jesus.
Illustration: PINTEREST

"Te, Joseph".
Gregorian Chant sung by Canto Gregoriano.
Available on YouTube at

Monday In Passion Week. Lenten Station At The Basilica Of Saint Chrysogonus.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Monday in Passion Week.

Station at Saint Chrysogonus's.

Indulgence of 10 Years and 10 Quarantines.

Violet Vestments.

Basilica of Saint Chrysogonus, Trastevere, Rome, Italy.
Photo: September 3006.
Source: Own work.
Author: Lalupa.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Lenten Station is at Saint Chrysogonus's-in-the-Trastevere. Under the High Altar of this Church, one of the twenty-five Parish Churches of Rome in the 5th-Century A.D., rests the body of this Holy Martyr, a victim of The Diocletian Persecution. His name is mentioned in The Canon of The Mass.

Among the previous Cardinal Priests, from 1853 until 1878, was Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci, who was subsequently Elected Pope Leo XIII.

To encourage the Public Penitents, and ourselves, likewise to persevere in the austerities of Lent, The Church reminds us, in the Epistle, of the pardon granted to the Ninivites, who, moved by the voice of Jonas, Fasted and covered themselves with Ashes for forty days.

Pope Leo XIII was a previous Cardinal-Priest of the Basilica of San Crisogono, Trastevere, Rome.
Photogram of the 1896 film, "Sua Santitá Papa Leone XIII", 
the first time a Pope appeared
in a movie. 
This image was copied from wikipedia:de
The original description was: 
Papst_Leo_XIII. um ca. 1898.
Public Domain. Library of Congress
This File: March 2006.
User: Crux.
(Wikimedia Commons)

With regard to The Catechumens, how sweet must have been their hope on hearing, in the Gospel, the promises of The Divine Master. Faith is about to draw from their Souls streams of living waters, springing from The Holy Spirit, Who will enter their Souls when they are Baptised.

The Jews, on the contrary, far from listening to Him, of whom Jonas was a figure, sought to lay hands on Jesus, Whom they are shortly to put to death. Jesus, in predicting it to them, announced to them His Triumph and their reprobation: "Yet a little while, and I go to My Father, and thither you cannot come."

Let us ask "God to sanctify our Fasts and mercifully grant us the pardon of our sins" (Collect), so that we may always enjoy health of Soul and body" (Prayer over the people).

Mass: Miserére mihi.
Preface: Of The Holy Cross.

The Basilica of San Crisogono, Rome, Italy.
Photo: December 2006.
Source: Own work.
Author: Lalupa.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

San Crisogono is a Basilica Church in Rome (rione Trastevere) Dedicated to The Martyr, Saint Chrysogonus.

The Church was one of the Tituli, the first Parish Churches of Rome. It was most probably built in the 4th-Century A.D., under Pope Sylvester I (314 A.D. – 335 A.D.), rebuilt in the 12th-Century by John of Crema, and, again, by Giovanni Battista Soria, funded by Scipione Borghese, in the Early-17th-Century.

The area beneath the Sacristy was investigated by Fr. L. Manfredini and Fr. C. Piccolini in 1907. They found remains of the first Church (see, below).

Photo: July 2011.
User: Adam sk
Author: At Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Church is served by The Trinitarians. Among the previous Cardinal-Priests was Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci (Cardinal-Priest from 1853–1878), who was subsequently Elected Pope Leo XIII.

Art and architecture.

The Bell Tower dates from the 12th-Century. The Interior of the Church was rebuilt in the 1620s, on the site of a 12th-Century Church. The twenty-two granite Columns, in the Nave, are recycled antique Columns. The floor is Cosmatesque, but most of it is hidden by the Pews. The High Altar is from 1127, with a Baldacchino from the Early-17th-Century by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

English: The Baroque Coffered-Ceiling with a centre painting by Guercino.
Italiano: Roma, San Crisogono (rione Trastevere):
soffitto a lacunari con stemmi del cardinale Scipione Borghese.
Photo: March 2007.
User: Lalupa.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The painting, in the middle of the Baroque Coffered-Ceiling, is by Guercino, and depicts the Glory of Saint Chrysogonus. It is likely a Copy, in which case the original was taken to London, but it might also be vice versa.

On the Left Side of the Nave, is the Shrine of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi. She was buried here in the Habit of a Tertiary of The Trinitarians. Some of her belongings are in the adjacent Monastery, where they are kept as Relics.

The Monument at the Left of the Entrance, Dedicated to Cardinal Giovanno Jacopo Millo, was completed by Carlo Marchionni and Pietro Bracci. Along the Right of the Nave are the fresco remains, including a Santa Francesca Romana and a Crucifixion, attributed to Paolo Guidotti and Transferred from the Church of Saints Barbara and Catherine. The Nave also contains a painting of Three Archangels, by Giovanni da San Giovanni.

English: The Cosmatesque floor of the Basilica of Saint Chrysogonus, Rome.
Italiano: Roma, Basilica di san Crisogono in Trastevere: pavimento cosmatesco.
Photo: December 2006.
User: Lalupa.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Nave has a Trinity and Angels by Giacinto Gimignani, while the Altar has a Guardian Angel by Ludovico Gimignani. The Presbytery and Ciborium are surrounded by four alabaster Columns; a work by Soria. The Apse has frescoes of the Life of Saint Crisogono (16th-Century) and, below, Madonna and Child with Saints Crisogonus and James, by the 12th-Century School of Pietro Cavallini. The Presbytery Vault is frescoed with a depiction of Our Lady by Giuseppe Cesari.


Remains from the first Church, possible from the Reign of Emperor Constantine I, and earlier Roman houses, can be seen in the lower parts, reached by a staircase in the Sacristy. The ruins are confusing, but you can easily find the Apse of the old Church, and you can see the Remains of The Martyr's Shrine in the middle of the Apse wall.

On either side of the Apse, are rooms known as Pastophoria, Service Rooms of a type uncommon in the West. but normal in Eastern Churches. The one on the Right-Hand Side is thought to have been used as a Diaconium, with functions resembling those of the Sacristy in later Churches. The other would probably have been a Protesis, where Holy Relics were kept.

Mosaic of Virgin and Child, with Saint Chrysogonus (Left) 
and Saint James the Greater (Right).
At the Church of San Crisogono
Rome, Italy, circa 1273-1308.
Photo: July 2011.
User: Adam sk
Author: Church of San Crisogono-in-Trastevere, Rome.
(Wikimedia Commons)

A number of basins were found during the excavations, including one cut into the South Wall. As the plan is so atypical of Early-Roman Churches, some believe that the structure originally had a different function, and the presence of the basins could mean that it was a Fullonica, a laundry and dye-house. The area was a commercial district at the time, so this is quite likely.

Others think that the basin in the South Wall was made for Baptism by immersion. As there were other basins, too, it seems more likely that it was originally intended for a different use, but it may well have been used as a Baptismal Font, after the building had been Consecrated as a Church.


The paintings are from the 8th-Century A.D. to the 11th-Century, and include Pope Sylvester Capturing the Dragon, Saint Pantaleon Healing the Blind Man, Saint Benedict Healing the Leper and The Rescue of Saint Placid. Several Sarcophagi have been preserved, some beautifully decorated. Below the first Church, are Remains of Late-Republican Houses.

The Feast Day of Saint Chrysogonus, 24 November, is also The Dedication Day of the Church. Pilgrims and other Faithful, who attend Mass on this day, receive a Plenary Indulgence.

Saint Peter's Italian Church, Clerkenwell, London.
This London Church is modelled on 
he Basilica of Saint Chrysogonus, Rome, Italy.

The following Paragraphs are taken from THE DAILY CONSTITUTIONAL

Saint Peter's Italian Church is modelled on the Basilica of San Crisogono in Rome, St Peter’s Italian Church was consecrated as “The Church of All Nations” in 1863. This moniker is reflected in not only the Italian congregation (2000-strong by the 1850s), but in its Irish architect, John Miller-Bryson, as well as the addition of Polish-speaking Priests back in the 1870s.

The Church was Founded by Saint Vincent Pallotti, the Roman Catholic Priest remembered in one of the Church’s icons.
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