Monday, August 10, 2015

Churches in Rome dedicated to St. Lawrence.

           SAN LORENZO IN VIA PANISPERNA 


This church was built on the site of the saint's martyrdom in the IV century.

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SAN LORENZO FUORI LE MURA

                              

                                        

This Church was built in the VI century and it hosts the saint's tomb and the stone on which he was first laid.



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SAN LORENZO IN LUCINA



The name "Lucina" comes from the IV century Roman matron who gave permission to built the church. This is where the relic of the gridiron can be found. The church also houses a fine altarpiece (on the high altar) by Guido Reni.

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