Thursday, March 23, 2006

These People Were Real!

Their bones were yards away. Peter, who walked with Jesus. Mark, who wrote one of the gospels. Francis, who preached to the birds. We visited all their tombs. It really brings the Bible and the history of the church to life. Peter's bones are in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Mark's are in St. Mark's in Venice, and Francis' are in St. Francis' Basilica in Assisi (each cathedral being appropriately named). It was almost beyond belief to think that the remains of these men, who lived so long ago, were resting before us. St. Francis' tomb was especially moving, since it was not surrounded by the same splendor as the others -- just a dark, candle-lit crypt. Praise God for these men and the lives they lived!


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