Friday, October 2, 2009

Catacombs of Priscilla

This morning we toured the Catacombs of Priscilla and then celebrated Holy Mass (in the chapel in the above photo). It is always amazing to walk through the catacombs, the burial places of so many first century Christians. It turns out that seven popes and many cardinals and bishops were also buried here. What's truly wonderful about the catacombs of Priscilla is the first and second century artwork (we were not allowed to take pictures), so most definitely add the catacombs of Priscilla to your next Roman itinerary!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, how I recall touring the catacombs! We also were qute spellbound and amazed at everything the tour guide told us about them and the history connected to those early years of Christianity. Oh, if I could remember half of it!