Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul

With today being the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul, both of whom where martyred in Rome, I thought it fitting to mark today's feast by first showing these fourth century portraits of the two saints which have come to light and prominence within the past year, having been recently discovered in the Catacomb of Saint Tecla in Rome.

Left: St. Paul. Right: St. Peter

Additionally, yesterday evening in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Holy Father celebrated the First Vespers of the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul.

Today in St. Peter's, the Holy Father celebrated Mass for the feast and, as is traditionally done, also imposed the pallium on the new archbishops.

Photos courtesy of Daylife.com.

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