"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Monday, April 01, 2013

How many saints top the colonnade of St. Peter's?

And who are they?

Did you ever wonder?  There's a listing of course.  The names of all 140 saints, and their locations on the colonnade can be found here.

My Italian friends in St. Paul may be pleased to know that a sculptor by the name of Lazzaro Morelli sculpted nearly half of the figures.

The colonnade is under renovation today - getting a face lift.


  1. Would that be a biblical 140 you think? I know 144 is a biblical number...

  2. I never thought of that.


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