Two days ago, right before leaving Rome for home, I took off on a 16-mile run through Rome to follow the martyrdom’s and burials of the two Princes of the Apostles: Peter and Paul. Both of them shed their blood in Rome for Jesus and the Church.
Peter was crucified upside down in Nero’s Circus (I show the exact spot and the obelisk that witnessed the gory ritual). Paul was beheaded on the Ostian Way (I show you the exact spot and the pillar on which his neck was placed).
I love to take these kind of runs and share them to emphasize the utter truth and historicity of Scripture and the tradition of the Catholic Church. We have a lot to learn and be proud of as Catholics and knowing our history and the price paid by the first Christians is a great starting point.