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The Basilica of St. Mary Major

Basilica of St. Mary Major

 

The Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome was consecrated by Pope Sixtus III in 435 to commemorate the Council of Ephesus (431), where the Virgin Mary was declared Mother of God.  Being the first Church in Rome to be dedicated to the Blessed Mother, it was called Major.  It is also known as Our Lady of Snow, from a miracle attributed to the Virgin Mary.

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Basilica of St. John Lateran

Basilica of St. John Lateran

 

The Basilica of St. John Lateran is the oldest and first in rank of the four great basilicas on Rome.  It was built on a piece of land donated by Emperor Constantine the Great in 313.  It used to be called the Lateran Mansion.  Originally known as the Church of the Saviour, it was later dedicated both John, the Baptist and the Evangelist.

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The Main Altar and the Chair of St. Peter’s Basilica

The Main Altar and the Chair of St. Peter’s Basilica

 

My very big wish to see St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome by myself.  My dream!

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The Pieta of Michelangelo

The Pieta of Michelangelo

When im reading some article about Jubilee, I saw a lot of pictures there.  All the pictures a saw were all beautiful.  That’s why I was inspired to put some of the pictures in my blog. 

When you visit the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, you will see The Pieta of Michelangelo there.  Even I don’t see it in real, the picture itself says it is so beautiful.  And when you are looking at it, you will say that it was a very beautiful creation.  I wish I can visit the St. Peter in real … 🙂

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The Basilica of St. Peter in Rome

The Basilica of St. Peter in rome

The Jubilee 2000 begins on Christmas Eve of December 25, 1999, with the opening of the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and ends with its closing on Epiphany, January 6, 2001.

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