Woman stands in St. Peter's Square
Photo: Summerlee Staten

Pilgrimage: A Journey to the Places of Paul: Day 10

On April 17, pilgrims from Trinity left for Greece and Rome to follow in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. Follow along to see what they see on their journey. Retrace their steps on Days 2-3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8, and Day 9.

Day 10: April 26

Trinity Pilgrims in Rome see the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Basilica de San Clemente.

 

People stand in St. Peter's Square

Photo: Summerlee Staten

The Trinity Pilgrims prepare to visit St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

Group of people standing together

Photo: Summerlee Staten

The Trinity Pilgrims in front of St. Peter’s Square before entering St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

Woman stands in St. Peter's Square

Photo: Summerlee Staten

Pilgrim Felicia Eve at the Vatican

Hiking shoes standing on top of a stone marking the center of a colonnade

Photo: Kathy Bozzuti-Jones

Pilgrim Cindy stands at the center of St Peter’s Square.

Group of people stand in front of large doors

Photo: Summerlee Staten

Our tour guide gets ready to lead the Trinity pilgrims into the front doors of St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in Rome.

Very tall doors with detailed carving

Photo: Summerlee Staten

The entrance to St. Peter’s at the Vatican with the sculpture of St. Paul in the door - St. Paul holds a sword representing the ways his spreading of the Word was decisive and also piercing to hearts.

Woman stands in front of large doors outside church

Photo: Summerlee Staten

Trinity Pilgrim Ruth Cosentino in front of the doors of St Peters Basilica at the Vatican depicting scenes from the life of St Paul.

View of a highly ornamental church ceiling

Photo: Summerlee Staten

Entering St. Peter’s

 

Group stands in church

Photo: Summerlee Staten

Trinity Pilgrims listen to their guide in front of the burial place of St. Peter at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

Group stands in church looking at architectural features

Photo: Summerlee Staten

Trinity Pilgrims listen to their guide in front of the burial place of St. Peter at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

 

Detail of a painting with an arrow pointing to St. Paul

Photo: Kathy Bozzuti-Jones

We even followed St. Paul to the Sistine Chapel! (That’s Paul, beside the imposing figure of St. Peter.) —Vatican Museum

Wooden canopy over the high altar inside St. Peter's Basilica

Photo: Kathy Bozzuti-Jones

Pictured here behind visiting Pilgrims is the canopy over the high altar, inside of St. Peter’s Basilica. It was designed by the Baroque artist, Bernini.

Pilgrims stand in St. Peter's Basilica, with the sculpture of a woman holding a wounded man in the background

Photo: Kathy Bozzuti-Jones

Michelangelo was in his early 20’s when he sculpted the Pietà. It was suggested that Mary resembles the artist’s mother. —St. Peter’s Basilica.

Marble monument dedicated to St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York

Photo: Summerlee Staten

A dedication on the floor of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. The words “Neo Eboracen” translate to “New York.”

Two women stand in front of sculpture in church

Photo: Summerlee Staten

Trinity Pilgrims Felicia and Mutsa at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican

Richly ornamented domed ceiling of church

Photo: Summerlee Staten

The Dome of St Peter’s at the Vatican.

Woman praying

Photo: Kathy Bozzuti-Jones

Trinity Pilgrim Penny at prayer.

 

Richly ornamented church interior

Photo: Summerlee Staten

The Basilica of San Clemente is famous for its beautiful mosaic of Jesus and the Tree of Life.

Mosaic in apse of church

Photo: Kathy Bozzuti-Jones

Mosaic at the Basilica de San Clemente depicts the re-Eden-ing of the world in Christ. 

People looking at ceiling of underground cave

Photo: Kathy Bozzuti-Jones

Beneath the basilica, layers of Christian history from the first to 12th centuries.

 

photo of information about Basilica de San Clemente in Rome

Photo: Kathy Bozzuti-Jones

Some history about the Basilica de San Clemente

 

Continue following the Pilgrims on Day 11.