AFTER TWO WEEKS along the Italian Riviera, (17 Aug. 1932) Baba entrained with all from Santa Margherita to Venice on August 17th. (1932). Kitty was supervising every detail of their journey. They changed trains in Genoa, and Enid Corfe joined them in Milan. The compartment was packed, but they arrived safely the next morning in Venice, where they checked into the Hotel International. Baba asked everyone to rest after bathing, but no one felt like resting. As they discussed matters, Baba instructed that they take particular care to stay with him as much as possible during the next two days in Venice. They promised to do so.
They visited Saint Mark’s Square at 11:30 A.M., and at the suggestion of the gopis, it was decided to enter the church. Outside, Baba explained the church’s architecture and its spiritual significance. He had them count and write down the number of pillars, domes and arches, which came to exactly one hundred and twenty. Baba indicated, “This church is one of the four great spiritual centers of Europe. The whole structure corresponds to the Avatar’s twelve disciples of the inner circle and one hundred and eight disciples of the outer circles.”
Baba then revealed, “I was here as Jesus with two of my apostles one month before my crucifixion and sat on the exact spot where Saint Mark’s was later built.” Baba entered the church with the men, but rules barred the women from entering.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 5, pp. 1699 – 1700.