Feast of the Basilica of St. John Lateran – 1 Corinthians 3:9-17; John 2:13-22
I’ve had the privilege of seeing the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, the cathedral of the pope as Bishop of Rome, which I remember as a huge, white, kind of jumbled church, with big steps and a great white façade, and we’re going there again, to Rome and Assisi and Florence this next summer, on pilgrimage.
It was a wonderful experience the first time, on our first pilgrimage to Rome, and I came back with this sense of how rich and beautiful our tradition is, and ancient, how far back it really goes. The depth of the faith that gave rise to it in the beginning. The beauty of the art and the architecture.