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You are Peter, and upon this rock I build my church: St. Peter’s

Kathryn and I visited St. Peter’s Basilica several times during our trip to Rome. On Wednesday, we decided to climb to the cupola of the basilica. We were in need of a good workout, so we passed up the elevator and took the stairs.

Kathryn and “Petrus et”, inside the cupola at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican

Kathryn and “Petrus et”, inside the cupola at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican

I really wanted to get a series of photos of the verses inscribed around the interior of the cupola, but you’ll see in this photo that a pretty thick fence blocks the view. You can just make out the words Petrus et behind Kathryn.

I was able to get a good shot of a small section by sticking my lens right against the mesh. You can make out the phrase dabo claves regni.

“Dabo claves regni”, inside the cupola at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican

“Dabo claves regni”, inside the cupola at St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican

> > Tu es Petrus et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam et tibi dabo claves regni caelorum. >

> > You are Peter, and upon this rock I build my church, and to you I give the keys to the kingdom of heaven. >