“Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches” is a stunning work. A must have for those who love beauty, the heritage of the Catholic faith, and the celebration and depth of the Church’s liturgy. The lives of the saints and martyrs come alive in this work which features the spiritual reflections of theologian George Weigel, the exquisite artistic insights of art historian Elizabeth Lev, and the beautiful photography of Stephen Weigel. George opens with the history of the practice of visiting the tombs of Christian martyrs which began in the 4th century. No one tells a story quite like he does. The pilgrimage would eventually evolve into a journey to churches, basilicas, and cathedrals throughout the city of the Saints. Through this work, in a very real way, the gift of Rome comes to meet in your home. The spiritual contemplations are not only ideal for Lenten devotion, but are excellent for any time of the year. A gift to give to yourself and to anyone you may care about who is traveling the pilgrimage of faith.
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Fr. Robert Barron, Rector-President, Mundelein Seminary
“An astonishingly good book. George Weigel’s meditations on the liturgical texts of Lent and Easter are intellectually rich, spiritually alert, and rendered in beautifully crafted prose; Elizabeth Lev’s examinations of the station churches themselves are always informative, insightful, and witty. Equally impressive are Stephen Weigel’s artfully composed photographs. Roman Pilgrimage will delight your eye and feed your soul.”
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York
“On cold, damp, late-winter early mornings, hundreds of priests, seminarians, sisters, and devoted lay people walk the Roman cobblestones to one of the Eternal City’s forty most venerable sites, the station church of that Lenten day. It’s a microcosm of the pilgrim Church and of life’s journey, and Easter is never brighter than after faithfully completing this sixteen-century-old pilgrimage tradition.”