I have been blessed to see St. Peter’s twice. I wish I had taken better pictures or knew how to work my camera, but I think you can still receive what I captured. I like to take pictures of areas of the church that are not typically photographed. Well, at least what I’ve come across.
They said on the tour, the lettering that is in the gold trim is about 7 feet in height.
We were told the altar weighs 9 tons. All in bronze.
Altar of the Holy Spirit made out of alabaster
Inside St. Peter’s there are “mini” altars where Mass is given on each side leading to the main altar.
Pieta. Protected by thick glass due to someone who tried to destroy it. This was the closest I could get to it.
Outside the basilica walls…
My reaction to St. Peter’s was I can’t get enough. There is so much to take in and I know even though I have seen it twice, I know I missed so much. Really, St. Peter’s is what you would expect to represent our faith. Grandeur, peace (even among thousands squirming around you), profundity, and such thoughts that make you think of all the years the Church has had. How many people/pilgrims have visited this holy place??? I hope to see it again!
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