Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Feast of the Dedication of the Liberian Basilica

...better known as "St. Mary Major" (or Santa Maria Maggiore), the location came because of a dream had by both the owner of the land atop Rome's Esquiline hill and Pope Liberius. Each year, the Basilica re-enacts the August snowfall with a cascade of flower petals. Rome Reports has this video showing the event:

2 comments:

PlainCatholic said...

Happy Feast of the Transfiguration to you and your flock, dear shepherd.

Christine and Neal said...

Thanks, Father. This is very educational, something we were unaware of and what a beautiful basillica and celebration!