High on one of the hills in Rome, right near the Piazza
Venezia and City Hall, is one of the oldest and unusual
churches in Rome, Santa Maria in Aracoeli,
built as the result of an apparition of Mother Mary to Emperor Caesar Augustus before Jesus or Mary were born.
The church itself has a great tradition, as the image of the Madonna of Aracoeli has given the people of Rome many miracles, but we want to focus on the little Santo Bambino,
miraculously brought from the Holy Land to Rome in the 15th Century and placed by the Franciscans in a special Shrine at the Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli.
See the image; experience the tribute paid to the Child Jesus, especially at Christmas time.
Walk the 124 steps with Bob and Penny as they climb to the great Church.