In September 2016, we started our Camino de Santiago journey by visiting Rome and saw the Chair of St Peter. It is a pretty awesome site and a beautiful piece of art which points to MORE than a physical chair.
There is more to the story of the actual physical chair…you can read here.
The artwork over the chair is just as amazing! The image of angels and the Dove over the chair – showing us that the Holy Spirit is always leading and guiding Peter in the church…even to today in the current office of Peter…Pope Francis.
I exhort the presbyters among you,
as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christ
and one who has a share in the glory to be revealed.
Tend the flock of God in your midst,
overseeing not by constraint but willingly,
as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly.
Do not lord it over those assigned to you,
but be examples to the flock.
And when the chief Shepherd is revealed,
you will receive the unfading crown of glory.