Saint Paul Outside the Walls

This visit introduces us to the story of the Apostle to the gentiles – St Paul. The Basilica was built on the place where he was buried, in the necropolis next to the ‘Ostiensis’ road. Paul arrived in Rome in 64AD and was under house arrest awaiting judgement. In 64 AD Rome was devastated in […]

Saint Lawrence outside the Walls Basilica

St Lawrence outside the Walls was built on the ‘Ager Veranus’ in 330 AD by the Emperor Constantine. The property was originally owned by St Cyriaca, a noble Roman that allowed the body of the Deacon Lawrence and numerous other early Christian martyrs to be buried there. Lawrence was the first of 7 deacons who […]

St Agnes Outside the Walls Basilica

The story of St Agnes, presented in the Basilica which takes her name, invites us to reflect on the values of strength and purity whilst facing earthly life with sincerity and courage. The complex which surrounds the Basilica was commissioned to be built by Costanza, daughter of the Emperor Constantine over the place where the […]

Saint Cecilia Basilica

The Basilica was constructed upon the ‘Titulus Caeciliae’ and was already in existence in the third century AD. It was built in the place where the Palace of Valeriano stood who was St Cecelia’s husband and was converted by her to Christianity. Valeriano and Cecelia were united in the faith and love of the Lord. […]

Saint Prassede Basilica

The visit to this Basilica allows us to follow St Peter’s shadow in Rome and to consider a number of themes: the heroic testimony of faith and the birth of the first religious community in Rome. To make a group booking, please complete the electronic booking form by clicking on the following link: Electronic Booking […]

Saint Pudenziana Basilica

The visit to this Basilica allows us to consider a number of themes: the Lord’s Passion, the promise of eternal life, the real presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament (Eucharistic miracle in 1605). In St Prassede the column upon which Jesus was scourged is preserved whilst the mosaics that decorate the Basilica represent […]

Saint Paul at Tre Fontane (Three Fountains)

St Paul was beheaded in a place called Acquas Salvias outside the Aurline wall. This place is now called Tre Fontane (Three Fountains) as Paul’s head bounced three times on the ground and three miraculous fountains sprung up from the earth. In the same place, Captain Zeone with his 10,203 Christian troops, were martyred during […]

The Sancturary of the Virgin of Revelation at Tre Fontane (Three Fountains)

On the 12th April 1947 in a grotto at Tre Fontane the Mother of God appeared to a Protestant with the title of Virgin of Revelation and converted him. The sanctuary today is a place of great devotion, conversion, miracles and prayer……… To book a group visit please complete the electronic booking form by clicking […]

Glory and praise be to Jesus Christ the Lord of time and history

Have you crossed over the threshold of another new year and started to live it like you were enjoying the first year of your life? This simple consideration, highlights the fact that everyone’s life’s journey is an energetic, but silent, flow of time towards something. This “something” is often difficult to comprehend and so it […]

The Assumption of the Most Holy Virgin Mary into Heaven

Dear friends, Each year we celebrate the feast of Our Lady’s Assumption into heaven and so it is fitting that we, like the Apostles who all gathered around her during her lifetime, come together around our celestial Mother to celebrate this great feast. Eventually, the time came also for Mary to pass from this world […]