Daily Rome Shot 18

Photo by Bree Dail.

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4 Responses to Daily Rome Shot 18

  1. InFormationDiakonia says:

    Back when churches were built as an edification TO God. What a beautiful altar! What church in Rome is this Father Z?

  2. ThePapalCount says:

    This is the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament within St Peter’s Basilica.
    It is a beautiful and contemplative space and quiet despite the throngs of visitors just outside its entrance. Its kept quiet by security staff who limit entry into it and prior to entry you are required to let the security officer know you’re intention is to pray inside. The outside signage also makes it clear that this is a chapel solely for adoration and prayer. A very thick curtain deadens the sound from outside.
    Benediction of The Blessed Sacrament is held here every afternoon and in Latin.
    This is is a wonderful chapel to experience. A very quiet place to be alone with God in conversation .

  3. InFormationDiakonia says:

    Thanks PapalCount! I should have paid better attention when I visited St. Peter’s but I think I was too awestruck!

  4. kurtmasur says:

    One of my favorite chapels, indeed, whenever I am in Rome. To be honest, I don’t really visit the Eternal City much these days, especially ever since Benedict resigned. Seeing this photo makes me long to go back. Thank you, Fr. Z, for posting this.

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