Vatican City

"Where Are You Going?" (((HOMILY))) Ash Wednesday

by Father Brian J. Soliven on Wednesday February 17, 2021

Built on a hill outside the ancient walls of imperial Rome, lies the headquarters of the Catholic Church known officially as Vatican City. Why is it built there and no where else? Why not Jerusalem? The answer is simple: St. Peter made the decision to turn around and walk back to Rome. Rather than flee the torture of his fellow Christians, who were being crucified, doused with oil and lite on fire as human lanterns he turned around. Instead of repeating the same mistake he made 30 years ago when he abandoned Jesus, he turned around. Rising from the burial site of that Peter is what you see today; all because he turned around.