Friday, January 26, 2007

Rome's Dominican University...

Here we see Rome's Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (a.k.a. the Angelicum) as seen from the Vittoriano.

The belfry and two domes on the right horizon are of St. Mary Major. In the middle on the horizon one can see the Dominican convent of Sts. Dominic and Sixtus (with the battlements) and the church attached to it on the far left is the Church of Sts. Dominic and Sixtus.

The Dominican friars live in this clausura and the classrooms are on the main level. There is also a lovely cortile and giardino. One can boast that Pope John Paul II studied here from 1946 - 1948!

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