Relics of Jesus in Rome

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Jesus was never physically in Rome, of course, but thanks to Saint Helen, a few popes, and an apparition, we have several relics from the life of Christ here in Rome.

Saint Mary Major
Part of the manger and wood from a table Christ built in Saint Joseph’s studio

Santa Prassede
The scourging pillar

Saint John Lateran
Wood from the table of the Last Supper

Scala Santa
The stairs Christ climbed when He was condemned to death

Santa Croce
Relics of the Passion, including two thorns, four pieces of wood from the True Cross, a nail, and part of the Titulus

San Sebastian
Footprints of Christ

Saint Peter’s Basilica
Veronica’s Veil