This building in Venice, Italy was once called the Instituto Catechumeni. Here an African Slave girl came to live and became a Catholic. Her name was Bakhita. When she was beatified by Pope John Paul II, the Holy Father called her the “Universal Sister of humanity.” Several years later, His successor, Pope Benedict XVI called her the “Model of Hope for our times.”
Catherine Palace, just south of St. Petersburg, originally built in the 18th century, destroyed by the Germans during the sieged of Leningrad, and rebuilt in time for the Tencentenary of St. Petersburg in 2003.
Situated on the highest hill of Cartagena, Colombia is a Church dedicated to the Patron Saint of the city, Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of the Presentation). It was established by the Augustinian Friars in the 17th century.
Speaking of Rome. there are at least two that often comes to mind: St. Peter’s Basilica and the Coliseum, also known as Flavian Amphitheatre. The coliseum is named after the emperors of the Flavian dynasty, which was used not only to entertain the people of Rome but also the place where many Christians were martyred.
Santorini is known for its picturesque blue and white cubical buildings – blue and white the colours of Greece. The photo of the sleeping man was taken at the bottom of the hill with two donkeys that can take you up or down.
There is a small square with a statue of Johannes Gutenberg in Vienna with a white building as a backdrop.
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is said to have appeared in Lourdes to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858, transforming this little quiet town to a pilgrimage site for millions of people who come seeking for spiritual and physical healing.