Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Paleo-Christian Remains in Carthage

There were 12 Christian Basilicas here.

Then came malaise, an economic crisis and the sword of Islam.

At the end of the 4th century, this place was rolling.  It was a city protected by impressive city walls constructed by the Emperor Theodosius.

Carthage boasted a stadium with a capacity of up to 70,000, an amphitheatre for 40,000, a theatre for 10,000, thermal baths, religious buildings, 12 Christian Basilicas and a major aqueduct. 

A great honor to pray here amid the rubble.  That these places of prayer might one day again be restored.  It will take a miracle and the conversion of the locals.  It has happened before.  

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.   

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