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Chiesa di Santa Maria in Vado, Ferrara
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Santa Maria in Vado is a church located on Via Borgovado number 3 in Ferrara, Region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.HistoryThe church derives its name from a guado or fording that was located nearby. A church at the site was documented since the tenth century, but on Easter of 1171, a miracle occurred when blood spouted from the eucharist during consecration. This made the church an object of pilgrimage. This miracle that appears to confirm transubstantiation resembles the subsequent events depicted in The Mass at Bolsena by Raphael.Reconstruction was started in 1495 under the patronage of Ercole de' Roberti under the designs of Biagio Rossetti. The church was included in the zone known as the Addizione Erculea. The church contains paintings by Carlo Bononi, Camillo Filippi, Prospero Fontana, Giuseppe Antonio Ghedini, and Domenico Mona.
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  • Stupendous basilica in very good condition, despite the earthquake a few years ago. Clean and beautiful. Officiated by priests young, polite and very welcoming of the fraternity Familia Christi. Every day at 8.00 and 18.00 on Sundays to celebrate mass in Latin in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.
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  • It is famous for the Eucharistic Miracle, while the priest breaks the host sprang a spurt of blood that fell on the walls and you can still see some drops. It was recognized by the Church and Saint John Paul II visiting Ferrara would go to pray at the site where it happened. Worth, for those who believe, to visit this church with its mystery.
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  • One of the oldest churches of Ferrara, preserves the signs of a miracle of 1171. From small church on the Ford of the River, in the XV century became the big and beautiful church we can admire. Preserves masterpieces of Bonomi and Bastianino. The earthquake of may 2012 has toppled the statue of the Virgin Mary atop the façade which now unfortunately, seems incomplete. Also in this church will await the restoration after the earthquake in order to enjoy to the full in all its Majesty.
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  • Beautiful.
  • Igreja belíssima com um milagre eucarístico do sangue de Jesus. Muitos frescos e altar com esplendorosa tela do século XVI com a Anunciação. Missa na Forma Extraordinária do Rito Romano. Messa nella Forma Straordinaria del Rito Romano Mass in the Extraordinary Form in latin.
  • Beautiful church, to see the Eucharistic Miracle
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  • Is gorgeous as the city of Ferrara! 💖
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  • façade system
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