When I take my pilgrims to Rome one of my main objectives is to introduce them to the saints – especially Peter and Paul. We meditate on the last days of the lives, imprisonments, martyrdoms and burials of these 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. We still know the exact spot at the Vatican and the obelisk in the center of St. Peter’s Square witnessed the gory ritual).
I love to take pilgrimages 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.
STEVE EXPLAINS THE PRISON OF STS. PETER AND PAUL
THE LAST DAYS AND MARTYRDOMS OF STS. PETER AND PAUL ON LOCATION