Daily Rome Shot 59

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. ThePapalCount says:

    FrZ you’ve added a photo of the clock tower near the Chiesa Nuovo but one which most people never see. In fact this bell or clock tower is behind St Philip Neri’s “Chiesa Nuova” which he built 500 years ago. Romans still call it the “New Church” — time is relative. But the tower is one block off the via Corso but to easily see it go behind the church. There is a beautiful mosaic of the Blessed Mother below the clock. On street level there in one of the few remaining Roman street shrines — this one dedicated also to Our Lady.
    Visit the church. Its stunning in its decoration. Simply beautiful. Nothing cheap, shabby or plain for the honor and glory of God. Not here. Also, the tomb of the much loved St Philip Neri is inside on the left. Go inside. Just be quiet. Sit in silence in this church and absorb what it offers the senses. Compose yourself. Then, go out and go to the back street behind where you can find the old, the centuries old, clock tower. Think of how many others have gazed upon this clock and the images of Our Lady. But also in these back streets just meander slowly through them and enjoy old Rome. Lots of little shops and places for lunch or a gelato. A beautiful area. The church is often closed from about noon until 3 so its best to go in the morning.

  2. Gab says:

    @ThePapalCount, thank you!

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