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“A fascinating story”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Domine Quo Vadis

Domine Quo Vadis
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Christian Rome Afternoon Tour
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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“A fascinating story”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

This church is lovely- very small and situated at the base of the entrance to the Catacombs of Callisto. The highlight of the church is of course the footprints left behind by Jesus. See the website for the full story on how they came to be. The ones at the church are actually a reproduction- to see the originals you have to go to the San Sebastian Catacombs. They are right at the entrance of the church in the center aisle surrounded by a metal enclosure that is at mid calf level so be careful you don't trip over it!

Visited July 2012
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“On the Appia”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

Worth going only if visiting the Catacombs on the Appia. Watch out for the incoming traffic when you cross to visit the site.

Visited June 2012
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“More people should visit this church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

Went recently and was shocked to see so few tourists there as in decades past it was such a tourist destination. This church is a must for anyone remotely interested in the rich Christian heritage of Rome. The story that gives the name to the church is that the Apostle Peter was running away from Rome and the persecution he feared, and Jesus himself appeared walking on the Appian Way. Peter asked him the famous question in Latin - Lord, Where are you Going? And Jesus answered that he was going to Rome to be crucified again. Peter understood that it was his calling to return to Rome, where in fact he was later crucified, though he refused to be crucified right side up as he felt unworthy to be crucified in the same manner as Jesus who was God in the flesh, so he instead requested to be crucified upside down. There is a painting of this in the little church. There is also a marble slab with 2 footprints in it. Apparently, when Jesus vanished, the place where he stood retained his footprints...evidence to Peter...and have been preserved in the church. Fascinating little church to visit and a pleasant pastoral walk from the Catacombs of San Callisto.

Visited June 2012
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“Atmostpheric little Church, with a great story”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

This liitle unassuming church on The Apppian Way is well worth a visit, if you are going to The Catacombes, then its on the way.
There is no gold gilt or fancy Micheal Angelo statues but the stone with the imprint of the feet of Jesus as he appeared to St Peter on The Appian way is something to see! There is a genuine feeling of ... ... something here.

Visited April 2012
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