Santa Andrea delle Fratte is located in central Rome. St. Maximilian Kolbe said his first mass in this beautiful Basilica. Santa Andrea delle Fratte is also know for the appearance of Our Blessed
Mother to Guesta Cappella (an avowed atheist) and his immediate and miraculous conversion to Catholicism (the Blessed Mother instilled a complete knowledge and understanding of the Catechism of Catholic Church in Guesta Cappella).
The Pantheon in Rome was originally built as a temple to all gods around 30 BC. Around the year 600 AD the pantheon was give to the Church and consecrated as Sancta Maria ad Martyres. The Pantheon was the first pagan temple to be consecrated as a Christian Church. Pope Boniface had 28 carloads of martyrs’ remains entombed in the Pantheon.
We celebrated Mass today in Santa Maria sopra Minerva, where St. Catherine of Siena is buried. Santa Maria sopra Minerva is the only baroque Church in Rome.
What a glorious way to spend time in Rome.
It sure was, it was hard to return.