Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio Church, Itu

#4 of 10 in Historic Sites in Itu
The resting place of Mother Mary Theodora Meylan, one of the most important figures in Brazilian Catholicism, lies at Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio Church. Born in in Chambéry, France in 1835, Mother Theodore became head of the church in 1859, 40 years after its founding. She opened the first girls' Catholic school in São Paulo Province upon her arrival, providing free education to daughters of the poor and slaves. Mother Theodora's good deeds earned her candidacy for beatification—the Pope's granting of sainthood—in Rome. With its dual spires and many detailed columns, you'll find Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio Church to be as pleasing from an architectural standpoint as it is from a historical one. See Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio Church and all Itu has to offer by arranging your trip with our Itu itinerary planner.
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  • A unique venue, beautiful Baroque building very well visits are guided by sympathetic Sisters of St. Joseph order. It's worth it.
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  • Great visit monitored by sister Maria Luiza. Convent formed with the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chambery, led by the venerable mother Maria Theodora Voiron that as important educational and philanthropic work carried out in the 19th century. The Church was built by Priest Jesuino Gusmão (Jesuino Mount Carmel) for more than two centuries. Made of taipa, Baroque style with decorative emphasis at Sacred Heart. Valley enjoy the works (oil paintings) of father Jesuino and monumental centenary hose inside the convent.
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  • Beautiful place to visit the grave of the venerable mother Maria Theodora Voiron this to be beatified. The College still houses some Sisters of St. Joseph order although many elderly people. Is in the city center of Uti in a square with easy parking
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  • in the afternoon 5:00 we arrived .but it is closed
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  • Living proof of the dedicated work of father Jesuino and of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery. View a centuries-old baroque masterpiece made by slaves, father and family be well preserved is something that justifies a trip.
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  • Very beautiful church
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