San Nicola, Basilica di San Nicola in Carcere, Rome
Postcard: St Nicholas Center Collection
Basilica di San Nicola in Carcere
Feast of St. Nicholas
Hundreds crowd into Basilica di San Nicola Carcere to celebrate the afternoon Patronal Feast Mass honoring Saint Nicholas. Two large golden reliquaries, two-feet tall, rest on the altar, containing the most relics of the saint outside of Bari. The Latin Mass is a tribute to his universal appeal as the church fills with people from all over the world. A delegation from the Knights of Malta participate in the service.