DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA
John 2:13-22
Today is the feast of the mother church of Christendom, the Basilica of St. John Lateran. This ancient church of the bishop of Rome is a symbol of the unity of the church and a magnificent reminder of that greater temple, which is the community of faith, resting on the cornerstone of the risen Lord. Through the Holy Spirit may the sense of the sacred be strengthened in our hearts, that we will honor and cherish all that is holy.