• Vault fresco 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The vault fresco by Battista is the Triumph of the Name of Jesus, giving full baroque play to inviting the worshipper to ascend through the ceiling into heaven itself while angels descend from the ceiling to assist in the ...
    • Pilgrims in the Bernini colonnade 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      In the days of Paul V, when papal audiences were still held in the basilica, pilgrims awaited their opportunity for entrance within the Bernini colonnade.
    • David with the head of Goliath by Caravaggio 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Adoration of the Magi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The adoration of the Magi above the high altar was painted by Giacinto Gimignani 1634.
    • Pieta 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A reproduction of Michelangelo's Pieta and his statues of Leah and Rachel, done in Bronze.
    • Piazza del Popolo fountain 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • The Waldensian Church facing the Piazza Cavour 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      At the corner of the via Lucrezio Caro and the via Maria Dionigi stands one of the two major Waldensian churches in Rome, built after the "secularization" of the Roman state.
    • Worshippers head towards St. Peter's 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Palazzo Farnese 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Palazzo Farnese is the most magnificent Renaissance palace in Rome, and has served as the French embassy (note flag on façade) since 1635. It was designed by Antonio da Sangallo, the younger, for Cardinal Alessandro Farnese.
    • The Cornaro Family 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Even as Theresa experiences the ecstasy of her vision, one of the members of the Cornaro family is in prayer while the other three are in animated discussion.
    • Interior of the new Papal audience hall. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Audience hall seats up to 6,300 on individual seating with views unobstructed by columns. The engineering is the hallmark of the architect Pierre Luigi Nervi. The photo was taken shortly after the dedication and still ...
    • Interior San Gregorio 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio exterior façade 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • The Milvian Bridge 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Celebrating Peter the fisher of men 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Part of the celebration of the feast of St. Peter's was the fishermen's trap done in a green garland hung above the main entrance to St Peter's basilica.
    • Loculi Santa Agnese 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Nativity Fragment 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A sarcophagus fragment of the babe Jesus in the manger with star and Mary looking on
    • Apollo and Daphne 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Close up as twigs and leaves sprout from Daphne's fingers (1623).
    • Baptismal pool 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Left panel of the Altar 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Close up of the left panel of the Altar