Pilgrims around the world are preparing to attend the Jubilee celebration of the year 2000 in Rome to take part in what may be the most significant and emotionally filled moments in the lives of all Christians.The traditional observance of visiting the four Basilicas of Rome (St. Peter's, St. Paul's, St. John Lateran's, and St. Mary Major) began in the fourteenth century and remains a prayerful faith celebration today. As a keepsake guide to the basilicas, The Jubilee Guide to Rome offers pilgrims taking part in this grand tradition historical information on the Jubilee as well as the architecture of the basilicas.The Jubilee Guide to Rome includes information regarding the lives of the saints after which the basilicas are named, Christian art, and spirituality in general. Those interested in, but unable to attend the celebration, will find The Jubilee Guide to Rome a welcome aid for perceiving the experience in the moment in which it takes place. Pilgrims to Rome will find it heightens their appreciation of the celebration, and those who have personally observed the Jubilee will find it a keepsake for keeping the serenity, faith, and hope of the experience as a living memory.
Publisher: Liturgical Press