Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Rock

Jesus said to Peter,
"...thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church" Matthew 16:18

(Statue of St. Peter, St. Peter's Basilica)

He came to Rome, to spread the word of God.

(Mamertine Prison where Peter was kept prisoner that was originally a sistern)

And, there he was condemned to die and crucified upside down at his request because he was not worthy to be crucified in the manner that Christ was.

(St. Peter's in Chains, Rome)

There are so many reasons to go to Rome. This is one.

2 comments:

Maryann said...

I truly appreciate your photographs. Thank you :)

homebody at heart said...

Thank you! Sorry that Peter is a little out of focus. Flash photography is not allowed in the churches as, above all, they are places of worship. And it is usually on the dark side lighting wise in the churches as they are lit by natural light and it is difficult to manually focus as well because there is not a lot of contrast in the low light.