Fraternal Pilgrimage

On my first day in Rome I did a personal pilgrimage to the four major basilicas, something I had planned to do long ago.  Since then, I have done a second “fraternal” pilgrimage.  One of my brothers is not well, so I did a pilgrimage to the churches that are named after his patron saints.


Statue of St John the Evangelist in the Basilica of St John Lateran, Rome


Church of St Ignatius, Rome


The Tomb of St Ignatius, which surprisingly is not in the church named after the saint, but in the nearby Jesuit Church of the Gesu


The Basilica of St Francis of Assisi


The Tomb of St Francis of Assisi, in the crypt of the Basilica which bears his name

May God grant in abundance to my brother, John Ignatius Francis, grace, strength, love, hope, trust, peace and goodness. Amen.


One thought on “Fraternal Pilgrimage

  1. Lorraine Murphy

    Hope your brother will soon be well again, Patrick.

    Kind regards & blessings as you pilgrim onwards…

    Lorraine with Peter


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