Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Read the lives of the saints...


In Catholic countries one sees such great street names! Actually, one can see the incorrupt body of this saint in the Vatican Basilica.
A great hobby of mine has been to read the lives of the saints. Buy Butler's Lives of the Saints and read it to your kids at bedtime and both you and they will love it.

2 comments:

Kaas said...

This tiny stretch of the Via Icilio was renamed "Via San Giosafat" in the late 1950s, because the General of the Basilians of St. Josaphat, whose generalate is the only address on the street (no. 8), had connections in city hall. The relics of St. Josaphat, had been held in storage in the Vatican since they were smuggled out of Vienna, before the advancing Bolshevik Army, in 1945. They were to be placed under the altar of the Basilian Generalate's main chapel. However, in 1963, Paul VI decided to have them exposed under the altar of St. Basil, in the Vatican Basilicia, where they are until today. Unfortunately, that transept is closed-off for Confessions. One can pray by the tomb if one tells the guards: "vado a pregare da San Giosafat."

JPSonnen said...

Kastor Aeternus: interesting. when i go to confession at the Vatican Basilica I enjoy making a visit to his altar.