Saint John the Lateran: Cathedral & Catholic Church Worldwide HQ
Time & Location
About the Event
Enjoy a high-quality virtual visit to the treasures of the Western World. Rather than traveling thousands of miles, across seas and oceans only to walk thousands of steps to visit the off-the-beaten-path wonders, now you can make that journey from the comfort of your home!
Staying safe and staying home, you will enjoy a decade's worth of insights gleaned from leading pilgrims and patrons through the beauitful & compelling drama of sacred beauty. It is also a perfect opportunity to get some real *insider* information with a small group of online friends.
The theme of this virtual visit will focus on the original cathedral in the Catholic world. Now known as Saint John Lateran, it's first and original title is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It was then dedicated to John the Baptist, and finally John the Evangelist. It's actually now all three!
What's more, cathedral complex includes the original patriarchy, (let's call it Catholic HQ from Antiquity), which was built and patronized by a woman: Mother-of-the-Emperor, Saint Helena! It has the ORIGINAL baptistry, the ORIGINAL apostolic palace & the Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs.
In short, Saint John Lateran has it all.
This visit is the first in our lunchtime series on Papal Basilicas. It also features in our curriculum for the Catholic Imagination & Beauty series.
This is not a boring Zoom; this is a highly-interactive and highly-produced virtual cultural experience.
All the virtual walks will take place online, of course. To participate you will need a computer with a good (fast) internet connection, and Zoom downloaded onto your computer or device. We recommend that you have WhatsApp installed and working, but this is not necessary.
Once you register, all the log-in details, instructions, and directions will be sent to you via email.
As a courtesy, if you plan to no longer participate in the virtual tour, we ask you to please provide us with a cancellation notice at least 24 hours before the event. We cannot guarantee refunds for cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice, though we will endeavor to do our best !
- Small Group 1hr Virtual Visit$12+$0.30 Service fee$12+$0.30 Service fee0$0