Raggi di Sun dalla cupola della cappella Cesi - Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
"Sun rays from the dome of the Cesi chapel - Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore"...
The first major stop on my first visit to Rome was The Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major, which reigns as an authentic jewel in the crown of Roman churches. Its beautiful treasures are of inestimable value, and represent the Church's role as the cradle of Christian artistic civilization in Rome. For nearly sixteen centuries, St. Mary Major has held its position as a Marian shrine par excellence and has been a magnet for pilgrims from all over the world who have come to the Eternal City to experience the beauty, grandeur, and holiness of the basilica. As I wondered around this beautiful Basilica, I found a very quaint, but majestic place called the Cesi Chapel. I was taken by not only the serenity, but the sunlight shining brightly through an oculus in the center of the ceiling. Above the altar is an extravagant fresco which like many of the others in the chapel describes the martyrdom of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Saint Catherine was a martyr who was said to be one of the saints who appeared to counsel St. Joan of Arc who converted hundreds of people to Christianity.
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