Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis, Rome

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#145 of 523 in Historic Sites in Rome
The Church of St Mary in Palmis (Italian: Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Piante, Latin: Sanctae Mariae in Palmis), better known as Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis, is a small church southeast of Rome, central Italy. It is located about some 800 m from Porta San Sebastiano, where the Via Ardeatina branches off the Appian Way, on the site where, according to the apocryphal Acts of Peter, Saint Peter met Jesus while the former was fleeing persecution in Rome. According to the legend, Peter asked Jesus, "Lord, where are you going?" (Latin: Domine, quo vadis?). Jesus answered, "I am going to Rome to be crucified again" (Latin: Eo Romam iterum crucifigi).
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  • How could anyone not rate this as a “5”? It’s a small church at the start of the Appian Way, itself a draw. Inside are facsimiles of footprints in stone said to be made by Jesus. I believe the...  more »
  • This church is located at the place along Via Appia where it is said that Peter met Jesus as Peter was fleeing Rome. At this point Peter changed direction and returned to Rome where he was...  more »
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  • Simple but beautiful little church built on the place where Peter was fleeing Rome and encountered the resurrected Jesus and asked him " Domine Quo Vadis?", "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus was going to be crucified and Peter knew he was to follow him. Great place to meditate on your own vocation.
  • A small but quite special church. Also a must stop for book lovers!
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