• Humanitarian

    Fighting for the poor
  • Humanitarian

    Fighting for the poor
  • History

    Looking back on a long tradition
  • Ecumenical

    Bringing Christians together

The Sanctuary of Saint Publius is built upon Saint Paul’s Grotto, ‘the crypt’ where the Apostle of nations, is said to have spent part of his time in confinement in 60 A.D. while on his way to Rome to stand trial before Caesar. In fact the grotto was once a Roman prison and visitors can still see the holes in its roof from where the prisoners' chains once hung.  It is also to be mentioned that over the years this grotto attracted many visitors and distinct people, among them Pope St John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The event also incorporated a brief talk by the Grand Prior Chev. Prof. Charles Savona-Ventura, Grand Historian of the Order, about traditional aspects within the Pauline cult.

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