Impressions of Italy: Cities, Churches, Art
photos by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D. - taken June 1999

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Churches of Rome

Basilica of St. John Lateran
The Main or East Façade

Main/East Façade, 
facing Piazza di Porta San Giovanni

Christ and the Saints


Dedicatory Inscription


St. Gregory the Great and St. John the Baptist

Jesus Christ the Savior

St. John the Evangelist and St. Jerome
 
Statues of Saints atop the Façade Dedicatory Inscription
  1. St. Bonaventure, by B. Casoni (left side, not visible from front)
  2. St. Bernard, by T. Brandini (left side, not visible from front)
  3. St. John Chrysostom, by G. Frascari
  4. St. Athanasius, by P. l’Eastache
  5. St. Ambrose, by A. Benaglia
     
  6. St. Gregory the Great, by Giovanni Battista de Rossi
  7. St. John the Baptist, by B. Pincellotti
  8. Jesus Christ the Savior, by P. Benaglia
  9. St. John the Evangelist, by D. Scaramuccia
  10. St. Jerome, by A. Corsini
     
  11. St. Augustine, by B. Ludovisi
  12. St. Basil, by G. Riccardi
  13. St. Gregory Nazianzus, by C. Taodardini
  14. St. Thomas Aquinas, by P. Latour (right side, not visible from front)
  15. St. Eusebius of Vercelli, by G. F. Lazzoni (right side, not visible from front)

Latin Text:

SACROS LATERAN ECCLES
OMNIUM URBIS ET ORBIS
ECCLESIARUM MATER
ET CAPUT

 

English Translation:

HOLY LATERAN CHURCH,
MOTHER AND HEAD
OF ALL CHURCHES
IN THE CITY AND THE WORLD


Statues of the Apostles inside St. John Lateran

St. Peter

St. Peter

St. Peter's Face

St. Peter's Keys

St. Paul

St. Paul's Face

St. Paul's Hand

St. Paul's Sword

St. Matthew

St. Matthew

St. Matthew's Face
 


St. Matthew's Gospel


Bag of Money (Taxes)
under St. Matthew's Foot

Related Links:


Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls - Main Façade

The Main Façade
Frescoes from 1885

Jesus Enthroned
with SS. Peter & Paul

Jesus as the Lamb
and the Rivers of Life

St. Matthew

St. Mark

St. Luke

St. John
 

St. Paul 
Statue in the Courtyard

Main Portal
St. Paul w/ Book and Sword
 

St. Peter's Basilica


Photo by Ryan Doolittle

 
More photos coming some day!
Meanwhile, see an extensive new website devoted to St. Peter's Basilica

Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this page were taken by me in June 1999, while I was teaching in the Summer Study Abroad Program of Loyola Marymount University.
Thanks to LMU for covering most of my expenses during that program.

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