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Month: February 2017

Visiting the Vatican

Visiting the Vatican

The Vatican – the rock on which the Catholic Church is built. The beautiful gold trim that runs throughout the building will carry your eyes to breathtaking statues and paintings. Each work of art has a captivating story behind it and every brick seems to have seen some remarkable historical event. As stunningly captivating the exterior and interior may be, what truly caught my mind’s attention lies below the cobblestones. The Vatican Necropolis lies beneath your feet as you lift…

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When in Due Santi…

When in Due Santi…

Welcome to Due Santi! The rumored meeting place of Saints Peter and Paul, nearby the once-ancient Roman settlement of Bovillae, and the current residence of students from Irving, Texas. We will spend much of our time on this beautiful campus, fenced in by fig trees, olive bushes, and grape vines, learning about the history of the Greek and Roman people, the architecture and art trends throughout European history, the early Church Fathers and their influence on what would become the…

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