Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Saint Catherine of Sienna

These pictures to are from the Chiesa de Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Roma, Italy. My wife and I had the opportunity to visit there last April. It is a most magnificent place. It was formerly a temple to Roman goddess Isis, but mistakenly understood as being Minerva's. There is the Bernini's Elephant sculpture, Michelangelo's Christ the Redeemer, The tombs of the Popes Leo X and Clement VII. The tomb of Fra Angelico and the tomb of today's Saint Catherine of Sienna. Her head rests in Sienna but the rest of her is here. She is one of the greatest saints and a Doctor of the Church.

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