Relics of the saints
Today I visited Bari, a port city on the heel of Italy’s boot. It is famous for (among other things) the Basilica of Saint Nicholas. His bones are here, having been removed in 1087 from his orginal burying place in Myra. Bari was a staging point for crusaders headed across the Mediterranean, so many learned about St Nicholas while in Bari, and carried t…
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial
Subscribe to Notes from the Field to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.