Rome Sweet Home

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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:

Air BNB

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

ROME TRAVEL GUIDE — HOW TO VISIT ROME ON A BUDGET

Young in Rome

Gillian’s Lists

Saltimbocca

Rome Wise

Rome Every Day

Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome

Why Roam

St.Francis Pilgrimages Blog

Pilgrim Adventures of Sandy Brown

Footprints of God Pilgrimages

 

 

 

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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

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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

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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

 

 

Sant’Anastasia

 

 

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

 

 

Sant’Apollinare

 

 

San Stefano Rotondo

 

 

San Giovanni a Porta Latina

 

 

San Giovanni de’ Fiorentini

English Mass on Sundays by Msgr Mark Miles

 

 

Santo Spirito in Sassia