Thanks to a unique partnership between Eni,Superintendency, Italian Universities and the Municipality of LAquila, the Basilica
of Santa Maria di Collemaggio was today returned to the citys inhabitants, completely restored after the serious damage caused by the 2009 earthquake.
Nino Friday Novena and Mass devotees have been increasing over the years and could easily fill the Basilica
beyond its capacity.
Thieves ransacked the Basilica
of the Transfiguration, taking chalices, damaging icon and ornaments.
The Vatican authorized the door, which will be in the wall of the Chapel of the Sacred Heart on the north side of the basilica
in Webster, a mother and her daughter, visiting on Good Friday, stopped to kiss the feet of Christ on the life-size crucifix opposite the main entrance.
Por consiguiente, exhorto a los hijos de san Francisco, a quienes estan encomendadas las dos basilicas
mencionadas, a atenerse con generosa disponibilidad a las normas expuestas en este motu proprio con espiritu de sincera comunion con el obispo de Asis-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino y, a traves de el, con la Conferencia episcopal regional y con la nacional.
Roaming through European basilicas
filled mostly with tourists happy to don a shawl or long pants and pay a fee to enter, one is reminded that the very architecture of Christian churches--Romanesque, Gothic, or Baroque--reflects this call to hospitality.
When consecrated in September 1855, the Basilicas
cost was placed at 125,000 [pounds sterling] sterling or approximately $600,000 (1855 dollars), which was principally raised by the Catholic population of the country of Newfoundland.
Mary Major, one of Rome's four principle basilicas
After opening the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica
on Christmas Eve to usher in the Vatican's Holy Year, the Pope had opened the special doors of two other basilicas
that pilgrims visit during the Holy Year to gain indulgences.
For much of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance the popes lived outside of Rome; and when resident in Rome they often preferred the basilicas
Also since April 20, 2011, the shrine has been officially affiliated with the Papal Basilica
of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, which is one of the four major basilicas
in the world.
The dedication of two great Roman basilicas
- the Basilica
His designation as the celebrant of the fourth day of John Paul II's official mourning is a privilege traditionally given to archpriests who head Rome's major basilicas
When the Roman emperor Constantine legalized Christianity, he donated numerous basilicas
(public buildings) to the church, and these were consecrated to their new use as Christian "temples.