Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Doors of Santa Sabina

The Dominican History blog reflects a bit on the ancient Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome, home of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans):
Santa Sabina lies high on the Aventine Hill, close to the headquarters of the Knights of Malta. It is an early basilica (5th century), with a classical rectangular plan and columns. In 1219, the church was given by Pope Honorius III to Saint Dominic, for his new order, the Order of Preachers.
The post links to a brief Vatican Radio interview with Breda Catherine Ennis speaking on the famous, ancient doors of Santa Sabina.

The closest I've been to Santa Sabina thus far is to the Church of St. Andrew in Pasadena, CA, which is actually modeled after Santa Sabina.

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