Category: Holy Doors

San Paolo Fuori le Mura Porta Santa

The Holy Doors of St. Paul Outside the WallsErected in 2000, the Holy Door of St. Paul was sculpted by Enrico Manfrini.The Holy Door illustrates the theme of the Trinity. A Latin inscription at the bottom of the door reads: Ad sacram Pauli cunctis venientibus aedem – sit pacis donum perpetuoquoe salus. It is a beautiful Read More …

San Giovanni in Laterano Porta Santa

The Holy Door of St. John LateranCrafted by Italian sculptor  Floriano Bodini, the Holy Door of St. John Lateran was erected in the Jubilee Year 2000.  The sculpture represents the Virgin with Child stretching out towards the cross.  The inscription, Christus heri hodie semper translates to “Christ yesterday, today, always.”[Reword, elaborate] Cast in bronze, the model of the Read More …

San Maria Maggiore Porta Santa

The Holy Door of St. Mary MajorSculpted by Luigi Enzo Mattei, the main panels of the Holy Door of St. Mary Major depict the Risen Christ appearing to Our Lady.The right panel of the door depicts Christ modeled after the image on the Shroud of Turin.  The left panel depicts Our Lady as modeled on the Read More …

San Pietro Porta Sancta

The Holy Door of St. PeterThe Holy Door (in Latin, porta sancta) of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is the northernmost door of the Basilica.  By tradition, it is walled up by bricks and only opened for Holy Years, such as the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, as designated by the Holy Father.In preparation for Read More …