· Fourth century subterranean tombs in San Lorenzo di Beffi, Abruzzo ·
In the small village of San Lorenzo di Beffi, Acciano, 30 kilometres from L’Aquila, the small local church of San Lorenzo was seriously damaged by the earthquake on 6 April 2009. While safety measure were being put into place, an ancient Christian catacomb was found.
In a letter to the President of Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, Francesco Di Giandomenico presented the finding of this new catacomb, adding another to the list of three in Abruzzo: San Vittorino at Amiterno, Santa Giusta di Bazzano and Castelvecchio Subequo.
The new small subterranean cemetary consists of a tunnel (30 metres by less than 2 metres) which branches off into two secondary tunnels at a right angle. The small catacomb, dating back to the fourth century, reveals the presence of a Christian community in that area, following religious peace.
St. Peter’s Square
Oct. 22, 2019
Newman on Councils and their aftermaths
On 22 and 23 November, an International Symposium with the theme “The Primacy of God ...
How monasticism built Europe
Normally the great churches are universal expressions of the life of the people of God, ...
That unionist, Leporello
Being moved by art will not increase the gross national product. On the contrary, the ...