HOPE FOUNDED IN FAITH: The World Day of Prayer for Vocations

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Ask a tourist what is the most familiar statue in St. Peter’s Basilica, and he’s likely to cite Michelangelo’s Pieta.  Then, of course, there is the statue of St. Peter, its toe worn smooth by the kisses of devoted pilgrims, and the 140 saints on the colonnade overlooking St. Peter’s Square.Less obvious, though, are the saints who are honored on the outer walls of the Basilica, where marble statues stand in niches.  Some, on the rear walls of the Basilica inside the walls of Vatican City, are … [Read more...]