ROME 22/06 – Day 16: A video stroll and a Vietnamese hero

You know how this goes… 5:32 – 20:50 – 21:15.

I went into Trastevere today over the Sistine Bridge, the Ponte Sisto, my favorite Roman bridge.

My goal was to visit S. Giovanni de Matha (closed), S. Dorotea, S. M. della Scala, S. M. in Trastevere, and circle back to Campo de’ Fiori to buy clams for supper and a few other supplies.

Some shots from the morning.

These saints saw the consistory list and just rolled their eyes.

And even in a different church, St. Rita is still sad!

Pius X turned positively gray when he read it!

The relics of St. Dorothy, Virgin Martyr, are here.  She was beheaded in the time of the Emperor Diocletian.  Sixtus IV, same guy as the bridge, restructured the church dedicated to S. Silvester by Callixtus II in 1123.

Next, Santa Maria della Scala, a Carmelite church.

Just inside the door is a list from the time of Paul VI of the schedule for Forty Hours Devotion.

Santa Maria in Trastevere

A really fun funerary monument. Tell me this isn’t either a huge joke or a little creepy.  Or both.

And here is a super fun monument… get this!  A guy named Stanislaus Hosius (1505-1579, so he has on his coat of arms. He was Card. Priest of this church and also Major Penitentiary.  Polish… actually Prussian.  A fierce opponent of the Protestant Revolt.

Look what’s on his tomb:


I wonder what Hosius would have thought of Archbp. Roche’s latest comments.

Not bad.

A modern Roman still life… “natura morta”.

Off to the shops.

Getting telline and arselle.

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  1. acardnal says:

    I really enjoyed the video travelogue on the bridge! Thanks.

  2. Kathleen10 says:

    But it will always be the diving board and swimming pool of the pachamammi to me. Thank you for that walk. Rome has beautiful history wherever you look!
    Fr. Z, watch that traffic please, while you’re bopping around Rome.

  3. grateful says:

    Wonderful captions above the pictures,
    …the rolling eyes got to me!

  4. Zephyrinus says:

    Wunderbar !!!

    Grazie mille !!!

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