Daily Rome Shot 175

Photo by The Great Roman™

None of you are going to know where this is.  It is in a side room of Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini.  It had been at a chapel built on the place – near St. Paul’s outside-the-walls, where, according to legend, Sts. Peter and Paul fleeing the Mamertine Prison went their separate ways.  The chapel was called Cappella della Separazione.  It was moved in the 16th c. and then demolished in 1910.   As the story goes, Peter fled toward the via Appia and lost a foot binding, which is supposed to be kept at Ss. Nereo e Achilleo called “in fascicola”.  Peter went on, as they say, to meet Christ … “Domine!  Quo vadis?”


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  1. JonPatrick says:

    With help from Google translate as I don’t speak Italian:
    In this place St. Peter and St. Paul going to martyrdom
    said Paul to Peter:
    Peace be with you foundation of the church and shepherd of all the lambs of Christ
    and Peter to Paul:
    Go in peace preacher of the good and guide of the health of the just
    Dionisius in epistle to Timothy.

    The above plaque which was located outside our chapel on Via Ostiense was removed after its demolition and placed here in memory in the Year of our Lord MCMXXXV (1935)

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