Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio Church, Itu

#3 of 9 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. To visit Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio Church and get the most from your holiday in Itu, create itinerary details personal to you using our Itu itinerary planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    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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  • August 9, 2017
    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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  • July 11, 2017
    A church with many interesting details, restores little time, being one of the main of Itu that must be visited
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  • February 8, 2015
    in the afternoon 5:00 we arrived .but it is closed
  • March 9, 2017
    Very beautiful church, great, beautiful inside and out. Nossa Senhora do Patrocínio.
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  • May 17, 2016
    Underwent a restoration in cover in 2016, but still with a strong smell of mildew. Worth the ride for those who like a little dark places.
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