Running through the Deaths and Bones of Sts. Peter and Paul

by Steve Ray on May 9, 2011

Two days ago, right before leaving Rome for home, I took off on a 16-mile run through Rome to follow the martyrdom’s and burials of the two Princes of the Apostles: Peter and Paul. Both of them shed their blood in Rome for Jesus and the Church.

Peter was crucified upside down in Nero’s Circus (I show the exact spot and the obelisk that witnessed the gory ritual). Paul was beheaded on the Ostian Way (I show you the exact spot and the pillar on which his neck was placed).

I love to take these kind of runs and share them to emphasize the utter truth and historicity of Scripture and the tradition of the Catholic Church. We have a lot to learn and be proud of as Catholics and knowing our history and the price paid by the first Christians is a great starting point.


Part I

Part II

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David May 9, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Hi Steve.

Great videos, thank you, but they are reversed. The video titled part 1 is part 2, and the one titled part 2 is part 1.

Steve Ray May 9, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Thanks David! I fixed the order. See what happens when you travel too much and are in a state of perpetual jet lag?

David May 10, 2011 at 7:28 PM

I wish I had that problem :-)

David May 10, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Hi again.

One more thing: do you have any plans to put your Rome videos on a DVD? I’d really like to go to Rome but I can’t afford it, DVD’s are the closest I’m likely to ever get to it.

STEVE RAY HERE: We do have all of our trips on my pilgrimage site – uploaded as YouTube videos. We are also soon coming out with a set of DVDs of our pilgrimages in Italy, Rome, Turkey, Greece, three for Israel, and more.

Maryanne May 10, 2011 at 10:03 PM

This is great! Thank you for sharing. What a journey of faith!

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