In recent decades, Americans in Rome have
revived an ancient Christian custom: the daily pilgrimage to dozens of Rome’s
most striking churches during Lent and Easter Week. Along this historical and
spiritual pathway, pilgrims encounter hidden artistic wonders and treasured
Christian commentaries while also confronting the great mysteries of the
Christian faith through a program of biblical and early Christian readings. The
itinerary of the Roman station church pilgrimage offers Christians an
opportunity to reflect on their religion and ponder the quality of their
discipleship. In Roman Pilgrimage, bestselling theologian George Weigel,
art historian Elizabeth Lev, and photographer Stephen Weigel guide readers
along this religious and aesthetic journey with gorgeous photographs and
revealing essays on the pilgrimage’s art, architecture, and liturgies.
reminder of the call for renewal and conversion during each Lenten season, Roman
Pilgrimage reflects on the deepest truths of Christianity and the exquisite
beauty of the station churches of Rome.
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