Sunday, December 20, 2009

Advent Calendar: Roman Gate 20

Gates, lift high your heads,
raise high the ancient gateways,
and the king of glory shall enter.
Psalm 24: 7 (New Jerusalem Bible)

Chiesoletta Gate in Garbatella

The Chiesoletta was built in 1818 and is dedicated to Saint Isidoro and Saint Eurosia. According to legend, St. Philip Neri and St. Charles Borromeo first met where the church stands today. It is across the Piazza from our apartment building and is part of the parish of San Felipo Neri. The Communty of Sant't Egidio has regular prayer services in this little church.

Anglican Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation,
that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a
mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

1979 Book of Common Prayer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OH MY....
It's already December 20th!!!!!
And I didn't buy any Christmas' gift yet.......