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The Chiesa di Santa Maria in Palmis, also known as Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis, which translated into English means the Church of 'Lord, Where Are You Going?' The building is a small church on the Appian Way in Rome.
Vision of Saint Peter led to construction of the Chiesa di Santa Maria

By • Catholic Online • 2/17/2011

The Chiesa di Santa Maria in Palmis, also known as Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis, which translated into English means the Church of "Lord, Where Are You Going?" The building is a small church on the Appian Way in Rome. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis is on the spot ...


The Convento de Cristo in Tomar, Portugal bears many striking examples of Manueline scrollwork.
Portuguese church served as Knights Templar headquarters

By • Catholic Online • 2/16/2011

The Convento de Cristo in Tomar, Portugal bears many striking examples of Manueline scrollwork. The portal of the church constructed around 1530 is richly sculpted in the Manueline style. To the right of the portal is the 12th-century charola or rotunda, with strong buttresses, round windows and a ...


The Church of the Annunciation is topped with a uniquely-shaped concrete dome 55 meters high. Its shape is based on the Madonna lily, a symbol of the Virgin Mary.
Basilica of the Annunciation has remained pilgrimage site since the very beginning

By • Catholic Online • 2/13/2011

The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth incorporates the cave in which the Virgin Mary received word that she would soon give birth to the Christ child. The site has received countless visitors since the very beginning, a major pilgrimage destination for the faithful the world over. LOS ...


Immediately inside the entrance to the church is the Stone of Unction, which commemorates the preparation of Jesus' body for burial.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre could be located over the tomb of Christ

By • Catholic Online • 2/11/2011

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is thought by many to have been built over the actual tomb of Christ. The early Christian community of Jerusalem appears to have held liturgical celebrations at Christ\'s tomb from the time of the resurrection until the city was taken by the Romans in 66 AD. Less ...


The Constantinian church was destroyed by Justinian in 530 AD, who built the much larger church that remains today.
Church of the Nativity one of Christendom's chief pilgrimage sites

By • Catholic Online • 2/9/2011

The Church of the nativity is one of the most frequent scenes of Christian pilgrimage in Bethlehem. The nearby cave has been venerated as Christ's birthplace in the writings of Justin Martyr around 160 AD. The tradition is also backed up by Origen and Eusebius in the 3rd century. LOS ANGELES, CA ...


The discovery of massive human remains in the Czech republic town of Brno makes it only second to the Catacombs of Paris.
Skeletons discovered underneath old European town

By • Catholic Online • 1/25/2011

Architects planning to do restoration in the town of Brno, in the Czech Republic uncovered a most remarkable archaeological find. Brno, officially settled in 1243 but occupied since the 400s, turned out to be the resting place of more than 50,000 people, felled by medieval ailments such as cholera ...


Bet Giorgis is cut 40 feet down, its roof forming the shape of a Greek cross.
Beautiful Ethiopian church made from carved rock

By • Catholic Online • 1/19/2011

The town of Lalibela in Ethiopia is completely isolated from the modern world, without motor vehicles, gas stations or paved streets. The town goes about its business as it has for hundreds of years. Spiritual life is very important there, with eleven monolithic - or rock-hewn churches making its ...


One of the few remaining hard-line communist nations, Cuba, has long remained a thorn in the side of the United States. Travel to the feisty island has been highly restricted, if at all.
U.S. to allow more travel to Cuba

By • Catholic Online • 1/18/2011

One of the few remaining hard-line communist nations, Cuba, has long remained a thorn in the side of the United States. Travel to the feisty island has been highly restricted, if allowed at all. Those who wanted to travel to Cuba at times had to do so surreptitiously, through a secret network of ...


According to legend, countless people have tried to steal the sword. In the chapel you can see what are said to be the mummified hands of a thief that tried to remove the sword and was then suddenly slaughtered by wild wolves.
True 'Sword in the Stone' lies hidden in Italy

By • Catholic Online • 1/13/2011

The legendary sword in the stone still stands in Italy. While connected to Arthurian legend and British history, this Sword in the Stone is associated with a Catholic saint. Visitors can see it in the Montesiepi chapel, near Saint Galgano Abbey in Chiusdino, in Tuscany. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic ...


Once used by a king of Sri Lanka to hide from his brother's attacks, the Lion staircase leading to the palace garden at the top of the rock is the most significant feature of this geological masterpiece.
'Lion Mountain' considered by many as eighth wonder of the world

By • Catholic Online • 1/4/2011

Sigiriya, or the Lion Mountain in Sri Lanka is often considered the eighth wonder of the world. Situated in the central Matale District, the ancient stone fortress is surrounded on all sides by the remains of an extensive network of reservoirs and gardens. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) -  ...





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