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Rome – Santa Maria sopra Minerva

The church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva is just behind the Pantheon.  Its most distinguishing feature from the outside is a statue of an elephant with an obelisk on its back.  More on that later.  However, this church contains the remains of Saint Catherine of Siena.  Recall from our trip to Siena that St. Catherine’s head is on display in Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico while her […]

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Siena and Saint Catherine

The Saint Catherine of Siena parish in Kalamazoo, MI, is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a parish this year.  Fr. Robert Creagan, formerly of this parish, organized and let this pilgrimage to Italy including the tour if Siena.  Today we will take a quick look at two locations in Siena that are of great significance for St. Catherine, the Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico and the Santuario […]

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