Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Vatican Necropolis and Other Online Vatican Goods

By way of the Polish site, Nowy Ruch Liturgiczny, I ran into a very interesting mini-site off of the Holy See's website -- and one rather pertinent, I think, given the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul yesterday, and, in the modern Roman calendar today, the Feast of the First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church.

The mini-site is is dedicated to the Papal Basilicas and Chapels. Various bits of information are provided, as are virtual tours of these places -- including the like of the Pauline chapel.

However, what I was particularly struck by myself -- and hence my reference to the current feasts -- is the tour of the ancient Vatican Necropolis.

This particular tour shows aspects which are not as readily seen by the broader public touring St. Peter's -- aspects of significant interest, both Christian and Roman. I think many of our readers will appreciate these pages and what they have to offer.

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