The St John Lateran Basilica is the oldest Major Basilica in Rome and the oldest Church in the Western World. It was consecrated in 324 A.D. and is dedicated to “Christ the Saviour”.
St John Lateran Basilica is the Cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, the Pope, and ranks above all other Catholic Churches including St Peter’s Basilica. Although it has been reconstructed and added to following fires and periods of decline over the centuries, it remains a beautiful baroque style Church befitting of its status. There are six known papal tombs within the Basilica but there may be other additional unregistered papal remains.
The Feast Day of the Dedication of St John Lateran Basilica is the 9th November.
Christ Our Saviour:
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesus, hear me. (Extract from Anima Christi)
Glory be to the…