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!

Thursday, June 15

As another "study break" last week I went to the Mamertime prison with a friend. The "Mamertinum" is the ancient prision down by the Roman Forum, dating from many years before Christ, that was used to hold both St. Peter and St. Paul - the pillar that they were chained to is still preserved. It has been basically made into a little chapel / tourist attraction (unfortunately, a common occurance here in Rome...). There is a church built on top of it also of interest, dedicated to St. Joseph the Worker - there are almost no churches here in Rome dedicated to Joseph, for some reason devotion to him started really late.


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