Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ss. Cosmas & Damian - Station Church for Today

Today's Lenten station church in Rome is Ss. Cosmas & Damian, near the Roman forum.

The facade of the basilica is a little worn.  Perhaps because it includes portions of the ancient Roman forum which it abuts. 
As you can see, while the structure is not in great shape, but the interior is beautiful.  The relics of the two saints lie beneath the main altar:


The brothers Cosmas & Damian were physicians.  They were early martyrs of the Church who were killed in Syria in the 4th century.  Eventually, their remains were brought to Rome during the time of St. Gregory the Great.  You can read more about the basilica and the station churches at the North American College's website.  Father Zuhlsdorf also has a daily podcast on the station churches that includes a prayerful reflection for each day in Lent.

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