The exterior of S. Maria in Cosmedin. It is a composite monument which has been greatly transformed through the centuries, and was built on the foundation of temples dedicated to Hercules and Ceres.
S. Maria in Cosmedin houses the relics of St. Valentine.
Mass in the church of San Benedetto in Piscinula.
The little room which can be seen at the back in the picture is the room St. Benedict lived in while in Rome. This is where he lived his life of prayer and penance and was inspired to leave the world and become a monk. This tiny room, then, was the place which gave birth to the rise of Western monasticism.
The Transalpine Redemptorist confreres with the Heralds of the Gospel who look after the church of San Benedetto in Piscinula.