Paul of the Cross, priest* - October 20th
St Paul of the Cross (d. 1775, Rome, Italy) (Relics: Rome, Italy)
First Class Relics
Santi Giovanni e Paolo
(Saints John and Paul)
Piazza dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo 13
*This church is south of the Colosseum.
*St Paul of the Cross is buried under the altar in the large side chapel on the right side of the nave. Upon request one can visit the room in which he died in the monastery adjacent to the church.
*Located beneath this church is a complex of well preserved ancient Roman houses. Among these is an ancient house church. These ruins can be visited.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Santa Maria ai Monti (Our Lady at the Hills)
Via della Madonna dei Monti 41
*This church is near the Cavour metro stop.
*St Paul of the Cross said Mass here from 1745-1767.
*This church was built due to a miraculous discovery of an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a nearby Poor Clare convent that had fallen into ruins. To celebrate this great find Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585) commissioned the building of this church. This miraculous image is now placed above the main altar.