Rome Sweet Home


My first visit to Roma was love at first sight as it is for so many others.I even seroiusly considered moving there permanantly but sadly Rome’s job economy is very bad even for Roman citizens.However I have been back year after year and no matter how long my visit is,its always the sadest goodbye when I have to say arrivederci Roma:(

I hope my blog and love for Roma inspires you to make your own visit to my home away from home if you havent been already.I personally guarantee you wont be disappointed!

One visit to Roma was only 4 days and I visited 32 churches and attended the canonization of St.Zelie and Louis Martin!This was almost all completely on foot like an authentic pilgrim too!Rome is the only city in the world with that many churches with that many relics and incorruptible saints.One happy accident was when I got lost and decided to rest in a church that wasnt on my list  because my feet were tired.It was a very beautiful church  but I noticed some people were all headed to a side chapel so I decided there must be something good over there.It turned out to be the incorrupt body of St.Phillip Neri who I knew next to nothing about.When I got home I decided maybe this was Gods plan for me to run into this saint and I read all I could about him!He is now one of my favorite saints and meetimg him was an answer to my prayers which only God knew about.That was the shortest pilgrimage Ive ever done but I never knew God could teach me so much in just a few short days.Every pilgrimage Ive gone on has shown me how much God rewards us when we give him of ourselves,when we dedicate time to him in a pilgrimage thats just for He and us.Going to Rome for a catholic is like going to disneyland for catholics.I cant tell you how many times I’ve heard non catholics say they “almost converted” when they went to St.Peter’s Basilica.In the future I plan on posting about the top churches in Rome and the amazing histories behind them.Here are some great resources to help you plan your trip to Rome:


Monastery and Convent Guesthouses

Hotel Cicerone Roma

Hotel Michelnagelo Roma

Hotel Le Meridian Visconti Roma

Joan’s Rome

Lonely Planet Roma

Reids Italy

Roma Metro

Roma Tourism

Roma Trains

Italia Rail

Rail Europe

Rome Events

Roma Pantheon Live CamRoma Colosseum Live Cam

Roma Basilica di Santa Maggorie Live Cam

Castel Sant Angelo Roma Live Cam

Basilica of St.John Lateran Roma Live Cam

Cupola of St. Peter Basilica – Vatican City Live Cam

Skyline of Rome Live Cam

Trastevere – Rome live Cam

Santa Susanna American Community in Rome

The Catholic Travel Guide

The Pontifical North American College

The Roman Guy

Vatican City State Information

A Catholic’s Guide to Rome

Roman Pilgrimage:The Station Churches

Pilgrimage: A Chronicle of Christianity through the Churches of Rome

This is Rome:A Pilgrimage in words and pictures

A Holy Year in Rome

Rome:A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Eternal City

The Pilgrim’s Guide to Rome’s Principal Churches: Illustrated Guided Tours of Fifty-one of the Most Important Churches of Rome

Churches in Rome: A complete guide to the most important churches in Rome

The Revealed Rome Handbook: Updated, Expanded, and New for 2017: Tips and Tricks for Exploring the Eternal City

Eating & Drinking in Rome: An insider’s guide to the city’s best food and drink

Rick Steves Rome 2017

Lonely Planet Rome (Travel Guide)

An American in Rome

The Ultimate Rome Travel Guide

Rome Travel Guide~Nomadic Matt

Revealed Rome

Heart Rome

Anthony Bourdain’s Rome Travel Tips


Young in Rome

Gillian’s Lists


Rome Wise

Rome Every Day

Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome

Why Roam

St.Francis Pilgrimages Blog

Pilgrim Adventures of Sandy Brown

Footprints of God Pilgrimages






The Shrines To Visit in Rome


Detailed Descriptions and histories coming soon

Enjoy the pictures!



 Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano (St. Peter’s Basilica)

Address: Piazza San Pietro, Rome

San Giovanni in Laterano (St. John Lateran)

Address: Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano 4, Rome

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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

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San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chains)

Address: Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4A, Rome

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Santa Maria sopra Minerva

Address: Piazza della Minerva 42, Rome



Santa Maria del Popolo

Address: Piazza del Popolo, Rome

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San Clemente

Via San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome

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Santa Maria in Cosmedin

Piazza della Bocca della Verita 18, Rome

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Santa Maria in Trastevere

Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome

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Santa Sabina

Address: Piazza Pietro d’Illiria, Rome

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San Paolo fuori le Mura (St. Paul outside the Walls)

Address: Piazzale San Paolo, Rome

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Sant’Andrea al Quirinale

Address: Via del Quirinale 29, Rome

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Santa Prassede

Address: Via San Martino ai Monti, Rome

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San Lorenzo fuori Muri (St. Lawrence outside the Walls)

Address: Piazza San Lorenzo, Rome

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Santa Costanza

Address: Via Nomentana, Rome

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Sancta Scala

Address:Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 14, 00185 Roma

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Chiesa del Sacro Cuore del Suffragio(church of the suffering souls)

Address:Lungotevere Prati 12 Rome

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Basilica di San Crisogono

Piazza Sidney Sonnino, 00153 Roma

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Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

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San Silvestro in Capite



Santa Maria in Aracoeli



The Pantheon



Sant’Agnese in Agone




San Nereo e Achilleo



San Bonaventura al Palatino



Santa Maria della Concezione de Cappuccini



San Lorenzo in Damaso



Sant’Eusebio all’Esquilino



San Giorgio in Velabro



San Giovanni Battista de Rossi



Santi Apostoli



San Giovanni Calibita



Santi Luca e Martina



San Francesco a Paola ai Monti



San Giovanni e Paulo



Santa Prisca



Santi Quattro Coronati



Sant’ Alessio all’ Aventino






San Nicola in Carcere



San Giovanni della Pigna



Gesù e Maria



San Gregorio Magno al Celio



San Lorenzo in Lucina



Sant Agostino



Santi Cosma e Damiano



Sant’Agata dei Goti



San Lorenzo in Panisperna



San Marco



Santa Maria in Traspontina



Santa Maria in Domnica



Santa Balbina



Santa Cecilia in Trastevere



San Vitale



Santi Marcellino e Pietro al Laterano



Santa Pudenziana



San Sisto Vecchio



Santa Susanna



Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti



Santa Maria in via Lata



San Marcello al Corso






San Stefano Rotondo



San Giovanni a Porta Latina



San Giovanni de’ Fiorentini

English Mass on Sundays by Msgr Mark Miles



Santo Spirito in Sassia