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Journey to St. Peter’s Basilica – An Introduction

It’s time to add another stamp to your spiritual passport! Come along with Mary Jane Fox and her guest, Ester Scoditti (licensed professional guide in Rome) to St. Peter’s Basilica! This holy site is the most iconic landmark for pilgrims visiting Rome.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • Why is it called “St. Peter’s”?
  • St. Peter’s Tomb Chapel, Pieta, John Paul II’s tomb, Main Altar Area.
  • What can pilgrims experience here?
  • 2025 Jubilee Year, “Pilgrims of hope.”
  • Much More!

Click here for Vatican News about Jubilee Year 2025.


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Jewel for the Journey

Hope to the end! (1 Peter 1:13)


Guest Information

Ester Scoditti

Ester is an archaeologist who has worked on projects in Italy, France and England. She graduated in Classics and Archaeology at Rome’s Sapienza’s University, where she continued in post graduate studies in medieval archaeology. With academic publications in Italy, Britain and the U.S.A., she has taught for John Cabot and Torvergata Universities in Rome. Ester Scoditti has been a tour guide there since appointed to the task by the Archaeological Superintendence of Rome in 1979, and she has written well known guidebooks on the Roman Forum, St Peter’s and the Vatican’s Extraordinary Jubilee. Ester is beloved by her colleagues for her unfailing kindness and her extraordinary generosity in sharing her otherworldly knowledge of the ins and outs of the Byzantine tour regulations in Rome!

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A Closer Look at St. Peter’s Basilica:

 


Where is St. Peter’s Basilica Located?

Basilica of St. John Lateran – Rome

Join Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox as they journey to the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. Find out why this basilica is known as the seat of the bishop of Rome – the Pope. Learn about the magnificent sacred art and relics contained within this holy place. And discover several ways to be like the apostles and the saints in your everyday lives.

Jewel for the Journey:
No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it.  — St. Maximillian Kolbe

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