In the pierced heart of the Crucified, God's own heart is opened up--here we see who God is and what he is like. Heaven is no longer locked up. God has stepped out of hiddenness.
~Pope Benedict XVI
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Santa Maria Maggiore
Ceiling of the baptistery
Salus Populi above the altar
Baldacchino from the Confessio
Apse Mosaic of the Crowning of Mary
The line was long for the Vatican Museum and it was raining hard. So we took the Metro to Termini and ran for cover at St. Mary Major. These aren't in any particular order. My hour at the internet center is coming to a close. Will post more later.