The moastery and church of S. Prassede were entirely built of rebuilt in the time of Paschal I., probably among other objects, in order to receive these relics. It was an offshoot from, and closely connected with, the monastery and church of S. Pudentiana, the sister of S. Praxedes andin the crypt of that church also a large number of relics from the Catacombs were re interred. It is probably that the whole of those which then remained in the catacomb of S. Priscilla, were removed for safety to these 2 churches. Inscriptions in one church state that 3,000martyrs are interred under the altar, and 2,300 in the other. Bosio and Aringhi have a chapter on this subject, and give the inscriptions. The well in the church of S. Pudentiana probably represents the original well in the catacomb, as in other instances the Miracle Play repeated every year gradually led the representation to be mistaken for the original, without an intention to deceive in the first instance; and then, after ages of ignorance, it is difficult to make people see the real meaning.
It appears that in the 5th and 6th centuries, when the extramural catacombs were going out of use, a large burial ground was formed in the locality where the church of S. Bibiana was built, and this was another place to which large quantities of the bones from the Catacombs were transferred. It is mentioned by Cameraris and Manlius, and is thus described: “Coemeterium ad Usum Pileatum, ad Sanctam Bibianam.” The bones of the martyrs in the Julian persecution, Flavianus and Fabianus, are said to have been intered here; this is mentioned in the acts of martyrdom of S. Bibiana, who was herself buried here, with her mother, Dafrosa, and her sister, Demetria, all martyrs in the same persecution. Inscriptions in the church record that their bodies were found here in the time of Simplicius, and re interred by Honorius III. And Urban VIII. Their relics were put into a sarcophagus under the high altar in 1626, and statues made by Bernini. Another inscription states that 5,266 bodies of martyrs were interred here, exclusive of women and children. These were translated from the catacomb SS. Peter and Marcellinus. It is stated on another inscription that the holy martyrs, Simplicius, Faustina, and Beatrix, are also interred here, with 4,257 bodies of saints, besides women and children.
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III $54.00
The Untold History of The White Races Cir. 700 – 1700 a.d.
585 pages 720 pictures
- ISBN-10: 1943820074
- ISBN-13: 978-1943820078
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III is divided into 2 parts. The First part of this volume goes over The Catholic Church’s history during the Dark Ages & Medieval Times. These are a some of the things that are discussed: The Castrati (Castrated Boy Choir), Holy Blood & Organs, Jesus’s Holy Prepuce (Foreskin), The Penance & Anathema, The Fish Bishop, Saints that Levitate, The Incorruptible Saints, The Nun Manias, All Religious Holidays explained, The Heretics: The Luciferians, The Spanish Inquisition. The Second half of this book is a focus on the art of the times. These are the subjects reviewed: Monsters & Gargoyles, Castles & Knight Armory, More on Medicine & Magic, More on Werewolves, Demons & Hell, Over 100 Different Black Madonnas & Moorish Saints, The Catacomb Bone Churches, The Bejewelled Saints, Aliens, Astrology & Alchemy………………….