At last, the much delayed conclusion to my Italian pilgrimage blogging, in two parts (final installment tomorrow).
We began the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul at Saint Peter’s Basilica; fittingly, we ended it with a visit to the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. In fact, Peter and Paul met us again and again in Rome, much as Saint Francis had met us everywhere in Assisi.
What’s more, the two apostles were nearly always together in Rome. They stand side by side in Saint Peter’s Square directly in front of the basilica: on the left, the much-photographed statue of Peter holding the golden keys with upraised hand and index finger extended; on...READ MORE