Sunday, August 12, 2007

In Rome: home of a saint...


The papal lawyer, Don Filippo Pacelli and his lovely wife, Virginia, lived in this flat in Rome on the Via della Vetrina. It was here that little Eugenio (Eugene) Maria (Mary) Giuseppe (Joseph) Giovanni (John) Pacelli grew up. Many years later, on his birthday, he was elected pope and chose the name, Pius XII.

3 comments:

santo subito said...

For nineteen years, seven months and seven days he was Pope. Then after his reign so many became disposed to seek revenge on his name but he will still be raised to the honors of the altar if we Christians pray for this.

Berolinensis said...

And there is no commemorative plaque on the house? Incredible!
I certainly pray for his beatification.

JPSonnen said...

Yes, he was a saint and no plaque on the wall and many still attack him even today. May he pray for us always.