Come and Discover:
The three basilicas built between the 4th and the 5th century on the adjoining Esquiline and Coelian hill celebrate the most important mysteries of the Christian faith: in Saint Mary Major the faithful was invited to meditate on Christ Incarnation, in the Holy Cross in Jerusalem on His Passion and in Saint John Lateran, the basilica dedicated to the Saviour, to rejoice in His Resurrection.
As reported by tradition, Helena Augusta, mother of the Emperor Constantine, or maybe the Emperor himself, raised the Holy Cross basilica by renovating an audience hall of the Sessorium Imperial palace that was her residence when she was in Rome.
There she brought some soil from the Calvary, hence its name in Jerusalem. But most of all the basilica will host the most precious treasure for pilgrims of all time, that is some relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. As usual in Rome, the building has been restored several times: outside the facade shows its late baroque style; inside, though, it still reflects the beauty that art and history "printed" on its structure.
The lecture lasts 1 hour with 20 minutes of Q&A at the end!
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