Friday, June 6, 2008

More on Saint Praxedes



The Interior



The Arch in front of the apse Bowl.




Behind the Arch, the apse bowl.
The inscription, in heameters, at the basin of the apse:

Translation:

This is the resting-place in honor of the noble (holy) Praxedes

Beloved of the Lord in heaven, is replendent with decoration of diverse precious

stones thanks to the kindness of the Sovereitn Pontif Paschal

disciple of the Apostilic See.

He it was who placed under these walls

the bodies of numerous saints gathered from every part,

confident that, by their own means they have merited

admittance to the resting-place in heaven