My family tolerates my affinity for church buildings. But they don’t indulge me.
In Rome that might be a good thing, given the number of churches in the city – more than 900. If we stopped to check out each one we passed by, we’d never get to our destination.
That is because I like going into each church I pass. There’s a message of faith and hope in each one. There are stories to be told. Even modern churches make a statement, one quite different from one built a couple of centuries ago. There is a message – if you are willing to hear.
Walking through Rome I could only, for the most part, snap pictures of exteriors. Most of the time I didn’t even do that. Going inside wasn’t on anyone else’s agenda. I understand that, even as I regret it.
I did get into three or four during the weekend. Those will show up in future posts. Today, I hope you enjoy these facades. Maybe on a future trip I will get inside these churches. I want to know their stories.