Repost from Padre Marco .
Hari ini di dlm kotbah Misa pagi di Domus Santa Marta, Vatikan, Paus Fransiskus mengajak Rayat & Pemerintah slg mendokan.
Bukan sj tugas rakyat utk mendoakan pemerintah, ttp pemerintah juga diminta mendoakan rakyatnya, spt contoh perwira mendoakan hambanya dlm Injil Luk. 7:1-10
We survived the Vatican tour – the worst sightseeing experience I ever had. Not recommendable at all. It’s perfectly enough to see Vatican and St. Peter from the outside, since it is absolutely impossible to appropriately appreciate all the art past which you are pushed by the masses of thousands of sweating and constantly photographing tourists.
“Saint Peter’s basicallica is another great example of a building that because people were so committed to building this building in the way they wanted to build it that they were willing to go to the lengths of selling indulgences which is what triggered the whole story with Martin Luther, which is what triggered the protestant reformation, so in a way you could architecture helped trigger the protestant reformation since it was a vanity project that required so much deception and so much that was contradictory to God’s message of salvation." Listen to full episodes on Spotify or iTunes @ adventnext.com
“Thank you” to the beautiful @findingphilothea for this special reminder: one year ago today!!! I will never forget this experience. Vatican City is truly magical and all I can think about is the next time we get to visit + shake hands with Papa Francesco ✨🙏🏻🌿🕊 this day was so much fun. For me, it was easily the best day on this trip because God was blessing us from left to right. We had beautiful weather and met the most wonderful people. Don’t you just love when God shows you His love in all sorts of ways? If you’ve never been to the Vatican put it on your bucket list... NOW — you will not regret it.
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St. Peter's Basilica, this place is overwhelmingly amazing.
I have a confession to make, we snuck into the place based on the recommendation of travel expert Rick Steves... There I feel better.
The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter's Basilica, is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome.
Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. It has been described as "holding a unique position in the Christian world"and as "the greatest of all churches of Christendom".
Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica is the burial site of Saint Peter, chief among Jesus's Apostles and also the first Bishop of Rome. Saint Peter's tomb is supposedly directly below the high altar of the Basilica. For this reason, many Popes have been interred at St. Peter's since the Early Christian period, and there has been a church on this site since the time of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great. Construction of the present basilica, which would replace Old St. Peter's Basilica from the 4th century AD, began on 18 April 1506 and was completed on 18 November 1626.
Sometimes the interesting story is not right in front of you.
Walking around St.Peters Basilica, I found the human element a good compliment to the amazing painting and ornate architecture of this place. 👍