The Mamertine Prison

by Araceli (Sally) Cardenas

by Araceli (Sally) Cardenas

Everything about ROME is grand and eternal, but for me, ROME is home—where my personal journey toward faith in Jesus began.

It all started with this verse, “Love is patient, love is kind…,” found in 1 Corinthians 13 NIV. This verse, and so many others, ignited my faith. They made me want to learn more. I learned about Peter and his own growth-journey, then to Paul and his extraordinary story as an “ambassador in chains.” He remained anchored in Christ when his opponents threatened to destroy him.

My prayer is for your heart to be changed, like mine has been since I’ve come to know and love Jesus. As we revisit many of the places where Peter and Paul taught and wrote and were imprisoned, I hope you will experience Christ’s great love for you. Believe that He really does love you. It’s true.

These faith-based tours are designed for you to experience everything that makes Rome special and to go behind the scenes to many of the sacred locations where believers have worshipped for thousands of years. From St. Peter’s Basilica to the Mamertine Prison, this intimate tour is both personal and liberating. The Bible will come ALIVE as you experience the Eternal City from a new perspective and rethink what it means to us today as Christians.

Travel with me and be inspired on your spiritual journey.

Our first location to feature in this series, “Sacred Locations in Rome,” is the Mamertine Prison, where, according to tradition, Peter and Paul were imprisoned for preaching the Good News. Despite the circumstances, they found power in prison to carry out their mission. It was here where Apostle Paul found the strength to pen, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13 NKJV).

What about you? What are your favorites from Saint Paul?



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  1. Beautiful my Amiga! I can’t wait to one day join one of these faith based tours you guide, and share ALL your knowledge and love of God!

  2. My beloved Carmen! I look forward to the day you return to Rome. Promise to take you on a spiritual journey of your own.


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