Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chair of Peter

These are two photos of the Chair of Peter reliquary from our tour of St. Peter's Basilica today. We had a truly EXCELLENT guide, Liz Lev, who teaches Roman art & architecture to the seminarians here at the NAC. What this woman knows about Roman history...amazing! Anyway, the reliquary contains the wooden chair used by St. Peter before his martyrdom in 64 A.D. I didn't take many other photos since most people have seen photos of the outside of St. Peter's and inside the basilica was crammed with people...not much walking space as the chairs were all set up for an ordination of Italian bishops coming up this weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful pictures. The seminary room reminds one of the Josephinum and its old water heaters!