The year 2000 promises to be particularly significant in the city of Rome. Following a tradition begun by Boniface VIII in 1300, John Paul II has declared 2000 a year of Christian jubilee, during which pilgrimages and religious celebrations will mark Rome as not only the city of the Caesars but also the city of Christ. Moreover, the completion of 2000 years since the birth of Jesus and the hope that Christians have for the next millennium give cause for special celebration in the city. A Catholic's Guide to Rome (CG) and Holy Rome (HR) are part of the panoply of guidebooks being published in connection with the jubilee. CG, which is organized from the perspective of religious history, provides the religious pilgrim with contemporary details and historical traditions surrounding the important churches and shrines of the city. HR is organized largely from the perspective of city geography. After providing a readable history of Christian Rome and an essay on Rome's jubilees, it provides brief descriptions of the chief religious attractions of the city's 22 regions, supplies a color atlas, and gives basic information on the events planned for the jubilee celebration. While both books are usable, they should be viewed as supplements to, not replacements, for the venerable Blue Guide to Rome and Georgina Masson's classic The Companion Guide to Rome.ADavid I. Fulton, Coll. of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ
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An essential read for all pilgrims to Christian Rome. -- Catholic Library Association<br /><br />Get the most out of your trip to Rome with A Catholic's Guide to Rome. -- Kairos<br /><br />I look forward to sharing this book with friends and visitors from the United States and elsewhere. -- Jim Nicholson, Ambassador, United States of America, to the Holy See<br /><br />It provides the religious pilgrim with contemporary details and historical traditions surrounding the important churches and shrines of the city. -- Library Journal<br /><br />Provides the religious pilgrim with contemporary details and historical traditions surrounding the important churches and shrines of the city. -- Library Journal<br /><br />This book guides readers through a pilgrimage to three dozen key sites and available lodging. -- Religion News Service<br /><br />This is a book for those who have been there, and those who would like to be! -- The Catholic Advocate (Newark)<br /><br />Those on their very first visit will be grateful for this splendid guide. --The Rev.) Richard John Neuhaus, Editor-in-Chief, First ThingsSee all Editorial Reviews
This book helped a lot on our trip, but the index could be a lot better organized.Published 1 month ago by Tia
Easy to read, informative guide to the churches of Rome. I have learned much about the tituli churches and visited many my last trip to Rome. Thanks Mr. Korn!Published 4 months ago by Rita J. Mantone
Great insight before you travel and an excellent reference to while there.Published 4 months ago by CharInCincy
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Professor Korn has written a superb guide to Rome. Richly detailed with fascinating historical information, his book is *the* reference for would-be Catholic pilgrims. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Rich Leonardi
Prepared me for my journey to Rome. I read about places & their history that I then knew to go & see.
On every street in Rome
It seems you will find a church
Without a book like this to have
Through Rome you will ignorant lurch.