Wednesday, March 05, 2008
The Tomb of St. Paul
The tomb has been excavated, and the old Confessio underneath the main altar now has a glass plate so that one can see the actual Constantinian marble sarcophagus enclosing the tomb of the Apostle!
I got to St. Paul Outside the Walls yesterday morning -- I was going to meet Mike Aquilina there -- but first, I ended up praying at the tomb. This is my first visit since after the excavations. That was really powerful: a visit to the St. Paul's tomb is a must on every trip to Rome, but this time it was even more special.
Sancte Paule, ora pro nobis! Da nobis zelum animarum!