Why have a Feast for this day?
A lovely post from the indispensable VultusChristi
More history on Saint John Lateran, from the Catholic Encyclopedia.
This is the Optional Memorial of the Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Snow (St. Mary Major). Here is Saint Mary Major, from last November, looking out from the church and upwards.
The other side of yesterday’s photo. Saint Peter (foreground) does not have two saints sitting on his shoulder – it’s just the camera angle.
Taken from inside Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Same windows as shown below, but exposure made so as to show the backs of some of the statues on the roof. In the center: Christ. To His left and hidden by part of the windowframe, Saint Andrew, and to his left, you can see Saint John the Apostle, who is holding his Gospel.
Where to this new year? I hope to be always found following Christ.