"The Catacombs: Cemetery or Sanctuary?

Exploring Rome's Christian Undergound"

Past Web Lecture on March 22

with Gregory DiPippo

Come and Discover:


"After the tombs of Saints Peter and Paul, the ancient cemeteries known as “catacombs” are the oldest Christian sites in Rome, and the first repositories of Christian sacred art.

A visit to the catacombs is not just an opportunity to explore some important aspects of the earliest days of the Church’s history, but also a tour of the laboratory, so to speak, in which much of the tradition of Western art was created.

In the next talk in Masters’ Gallery Keys to Religious Rome series, we will explore how the Church began to use sacred art to express its faith, and the origins of some motifs and ideas which are still very much in use to this very day."

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Gregory DiPippo

hails from providence Rhode Island and has lived in Rome for almost 30 years. He is an expert in Catholic history and liturgy and senior editor of the New Liturgical Movement. He is fluent in Latin and Greek and his prodigious memory never fails to wow all who know him. Greg does tours of the Jewish catacombs, In depth St peter’s tours and tours of all the major religious sites in Rome.