Thursday, June 29, 2017

FSSP Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Visit to the Church of the Primacy of Peter (Mensa Christi)

A perfect place to hear a sermon by a priest of the FSSP - the first religious order in the Church, it should be noted, named after the Blessed Apostle Peter.

The lovely little chapel on the beach was constructed  in 1933 in celebration of the Holy Year.  The chapel and grounds are under the care of the Franciscans.  

Inside the chapel is the Mensa Christi - this is the projection of limestone rock in front of the present altar which is venerated as the spot where Christ after His Resurrection laid out a breakfast of bread and fish for His Apostles, telling Peter: "Feed my sheep" after the miraculous catch (cf. John 21:1-24).

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