Monday Oct 14
Day 11 in Rome
There was a tour of Catacomb S. Domitilla. They didn’t let us take pictures in the catacombs themselves, but we could photograph the chapel in its entrance, perhaps one of the oldest Christian churches still around.
Romans tended to get cremated but the early Christians wanted to be buried as a sign of their hope in the resurrection of the body, hence, burial in the catacombs.
The catacombs contain perhaps the oldest Christian art and one of the earliest churches.
The hope of the resurrection and the awareness that here we have no lasting city gave us some of the most enduring Christian artifacts.
On the way back, we drove on a chunk of the Apian Way and drove past the Quo Vadis chapel.
Pizza: A form of Italian art not to be ignored.
Psalm for today 16