Posts Tagged ‘St Peter’s Rome’

The Scavi: discovering the tomb of the Rock

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

I am currently in Rome on pilgrimage, which is always a bit of a homecoming, since I was blessed to have the opportunity to study in the city twice.  I’m often asked by people traveling to the Eternal City what they should absolutely see when they’re there. (This is often asked by people who have not dedicated enough Read more

Open lecture in Wellington on St Peter’s Basilica In Rome

Friday, August 7th, 2015

On Sunday 30 August, The Catholic Institute 2015 Open Lecture will be delivered about St Peter’s Basilica by Dr Christopher Evan Longhurst STD, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Hill Street, Wellington. The lecture starts at 8pm, following 7pm Eucharist. Dr Longhurst works at the Musei Vaticani in Rome as a researcher and scholar, Read more

Rome and the ultimate Catholic gilt trip

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Here’s where most-first time visitors to Rome get it wrong: they head straight for St Peter’s Cathedral. St Peter’s is a magnificent building, containing superb works of art; however its size – not to mention the size of the crowds – can be so overwhelming, visitors don’t set foot in another church for the rest Read more