Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Saint Clement Basilica

"The Basilica of Saint Clement si situated some three hunder yards above the Colosseum, on the road that rises gradually to St John Lateran from the valley between the Coelian Hill on the south and the Oppian Hill on the north. It is named after Pope St Clement, the third successor of Saint Peter in the See of Rome, who died about 100 Anno Domini."
-A Short Guide to St. Clements's
Leonard Boyle O.P.

The Streets of Rome

Coat of Arms

Ninety percent of the churches and basilicas in Rome had a Coat of Arms over the door. Usually there were a couple, one, the coat of Arms of the Holy Father, and the other, coat of arms of the titular in charge of that particular church or basilica.

The Spanish Embassy. Note Benedict XVI's coat of arms.

I'd like to get one of these for my office.