Coming to the sanctuary of the church, it is important to note that its size is the result of the reuse of the older apse for the smaller rebuilt nave. On either side of the sanctuary are stairs leading down to the crypt (although only the steps on the left are used - or were used this morning). The high altar stands over the relics of many saints - including the 4 Coronati mentioned above.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Today I am once again traveling with the Cardinal and not in Rome. But there's also a change to our Station Church location for today. The church of Santa Susanna is undergoing renovation - so the location for the Mass has been changed to Santa Maria della Vittoria (which is just across the street really). However, there is also a MAJOR demonstration here in Rome today - and people have been advised simply not to go out - to stay at home and totally avoid the area of the demonstration.
For that reason, I'm kinda glad I'm not in town. However, you can read about Santa Susanna here...