The Roamin' Roman

Benvenuto! You have happened upon the blog of a wandering Catholic American college student studying for a year in Rome, the Eternal City. You will find here my pontifications, ruminations, reflections, images, and ponderings on my life in Rome. Ciao!

Saturday, April 29

As some may recall, behind the sacristy of Santa Maria sopra Minerva is the "room of St. Catherine", the "room" where she died. Technically, however, that room is a *relocation* (wow) of the room that she died in, in an attempt to preserve the room's walls and frescoes for pilgrims etc. Catherine actually died in a building not far from Santa Maria sopra Minerva, across from the church of Santa Chiara (the building itself is now a theater I guess). The actual room itself is only available to visit once a year, I understand, on her feast day. This is a photo of the exterior of the building, the only marker that there is to tell you what is inside.


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