In recent decades, Americans in Rome haverevived an ancient Christian custom: the daily pilgrimage to dozens of Rome'smost striking churches during Lent and Easter Week. Along this historical andspiritual pathway, pilgrims encounter hidden artistic wonders and treasuredChristian commentaries while also confronting the great mysteries of theChristian faith through a program of biblical and early Christian readings. Theitinerary of the Roman station church pilgrimage offers Christians anopportunity to reflect on their religion and ponder the quality of theirdiscipleship. In Roman Pilgrimage, bestselling theologian George Weigel,art historian Elizabeth Lev, and photographer Stephen Weigel guide readersalong this religious and aesthetic journey with gorgeous photographs andrevealing essays on the pilgrimage's art, architecture, and liturgies.
Areminder of the call for renewal and conversion during each Lenten season, RomanPilgrimage reflects on the deepest truths of Christianity and the exquisitebeauty of the station churches of Rome.