On This, Our last day in Rome, It was a great privilege to celebrate Mass over the relics of Saint Philip Neri!
Br. Edward, (second from right) from the London Oratory is studying in Rome. He showed us around the church as well as the rooms of St Philip.
The original Death mask taken of St Philip's face after he died.
When Saint Philip decided that he would no longer go on the pilgrimages to the 7 basilicas, he allowed this life-sized image to be painted of him and to be carried on the pilgrimage in his place. It was therefore painted during his lifetime!
This is the last thing that the Saint saw as he died. Saint Philip died holding this very crucifix!
A relic of the tissue that surrounded Saint Philip's miraculously expanded heart.
The relics of Saint Philip, below the altar at which Mass was celebrated thins morning.
SAINT PHILIP NERI,
Pray for us!