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Rome Bibliography



Rome Flag (SPQR = Senate and the People of Rome)

Rome Flag (SPQR = Senate and the People of Rome)

Mon May 13 - Rome

How to Read Churches by Denis R. McNamara (Amazon)

“St. Benedict Joseph Labre”, excerpt from Saints for Sinners by Alban Goodier, S.J.(EWTN.com)

“St. Benedict Joseph Labre”, Catholic Encyclopedia (newadvent.org)


Vatican Flag

Vatican Flag

Tues May 14 - Rome - The Vatican

TED Talk (17:37)

How Catholic Art Saved the Faith by Elizabeth Lev (Amazon)

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, Volume 1 - Michelangelo The Artist by Bishop Robert Barron (video)

Wed May 15 - Rome - Scavi, St. Ignatius

Letters to a Young Catholic by George Weigel, Chapter 2: “Rome-The Scavi of St. Peter’s and the Grittiness of Catholicism”, pages 19-32

The Golden Thread by Louis de Whol (Ignatius Press)

Coat of Arms of Subiaco (sub = under, Aco = name of river, lacum = lake)

Coat of Arms of Subiaco (sub = under, Aco = name of river, lacum = lake)

Thurs May 16 - Subiaco - St. Benedict

“Il Sacro Specio” Website

The Rule of Peace by Christopher Derrick

Citadel of God by Louis de Whol (Ignatius Press)

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, Volume 2 - St. Benedict The Monk by Bishop Robert Barron (video)

Flag of Florence (Firenze)

Flag of Florence (Firenze)

Introduction to Brunelleschi’s Dome on the Duomo in Florence (3:49)

An exploration and attempt to build a model of the largest masonry dome on earth. (52.55)

Fri May 17 - Florence

“Brunelleschi's Dome”, Article in National Geographic, Feb 2014

Word on Fire Video link




Sat May 18 - Florence - Fra Angelico

In the Image of St. Dominic by Guy Bedouelle, Chapter 5: Fra Angelico: Preaching Through Beauty (Amazon)

Fra Angelico at San Marco by William Hood (Amazon)
(available for checkout at Newman Center office)






Flag of Siena

Flag of Siena

Sun May 19 - Siena - St. Catherine

Siena Cathedral Website

In the Image of St. Dominic by Guy Bedouelle, Chapter 4: Saint Catherine of Siena and Love for the Church (Amazon)

Lay Siege to Heaven by Louis de Wohl (Ignatius Press)

Trailer for the documentary, “Palio” on the famous horse race annually in Siena. Available on iTunes and Netflix

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, Volume 1 - St. Catherine of Siena The Mystic by Bishop Robert Barron (video)

Flag of Assisi

Flag of Assisi

Mon May 20 - Assisi - St. Francis

St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton (Amazon)

The Joyful Beggar by Louis de Wohl (Ignatius Press)

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, Volume 1 - St. Francis The Reformer by Bishop Robert Barron (video)

Tues May 21 - Assisi - St. Clare

“St. Clare of Assisi” - Article at Catholic News Agency

“St. Clare of Assisi” - Catholic Encyclopedia

Wed May 22 - Rome

Online Article, Basilica di San Clemente