Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Massimo Miracle




A young member of the Massimo family died without the sacraments, St Philip Neri went to the youth brought him back to life heard his confession and allowed him to die in a state of grace.

On the anniversary of miracle Masses are celebrated through out the day, the photograph courtesy of John Sonnem is of Abp Burke being assisted downstair by a family retainer.
Orwell's Picnic has other pictures of the palace.

6 comments:

Ma Tucker said...

Very beautiful.

gemoftheocean said...

Wow. This is THE place to attend Mass in a private Chapel!

Bridget said...

Please can I have a family retainer like that? Or rather like him?

Richard said...

Are you researching for the next stage of the parish restoration project, Father?

If so, we readers had better start making donations. Anyone got a few spare bits of marble?

Richard Duncan said...

Is it true to say that Paolo Massimo was brought back to life so that he could die in a state of grace? Bacci's account would seem to suggest otherwise, even though it doesn't positively exclude the possibility.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

As in all of the older buildings in Rome, the steps are marble and very worn and extremely smooth. Even with very grippy shoes one might have a great deal of trepidation going down them, especially knowing that marble is extremely hard on one's head. All the goings on at the palace are on the fourth floor and there is only the usual tiny Italian style lift. And of course, one would never dream of attending at the Palazzo Massimo on The Day, in any shoes that could be described as "grippy".