Chiesa dei Santi Michele e Magno, Rome

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The Church of Saints Michael and Magnus is a Roman Catholic church in Rome, Italy, dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel and the Bishop Saint Magnus of Anagni. It lies in Rione Borgo, and is the national church dedicated to the Netherlands. It is also known as the "Church of the Frisians" . In 1989, the church was granted to the Dutch community in Rome.HistoryThe Frisians were converted to Christianity in the 8th century by Saint Willibrord, known as the "Apostle to the Frisians" in the modern Netherlands. The Northumbrian missionary crossed the North Sea with eleven companions to bring the Gospel. From that time on, Frisian pilgrims regularly visited Rome. The old name for the people from the Low Countries who came to Rome has remained in use ever since.A colony of Frisians was living in Rome as early as the 8th century. The Schola of the Frisians is mentioned at the time of Pope Leo III's return to Rome in 799, at Charlemagne's visit in 800 and by Louis II of Italy in 844. In 845, the Frisians and the inhabitants of the other scholae defended Old St. Peter's Basilica and its neighborhood against a Saracen invasion. The schola was plundered nonetheless. Shortly after, the neighborhood was surrounded by a wall, remains of which can still be seen. Any pilgrim from the Frisian territory who came to Rome would stay in the Frisian hospice, the closest to the St Peter's.
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  • This church of Saints Michael and the Great is located in the Borgo Ward, before entering St. Peter's Square. To reach the church there is a double staircase. The first "Holy Staircase" is inserted inside a building, the second, external, on the road, is marked by an arch. The building is a baroque n style and although small, I was very impressed. To visit.
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  • Just outside the Piazza San Pietro, on the south side of the street parallel to Conciliazione, you will find the church of Santi Michele et Maño. When we visited in the afternoon of Saturday, the gate of the iron fence on the narrow staircase leading to the façade going up from Borgo Santo Spirito was closed. The door of the entrance of the holy staircase leading to Borgo Santo Spirito, also on the back side, was unfortunately and closed. There is no special painter's work in the place, so I hurried ahead.
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  • The church is just in front of St. Peter's Square in Vatican. It was a small church with a simple appearance on the stairs, but the inside was a bright atmosphere, and many beautiful religious paintings were impressive.
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  • La scala de li presciolosi. Around every corner in Rome, there is an ever ancient, ever new discovery. Here at the entrance of the church Santi Michele e Magno, just around the corner from the Vatican, there is one of the four 'scale sante' of Rome. This the the one for those in a hurry, 'li presciolosi' Done quickly, or better yet, slowly, one step at a time in meditation, these stairs and the church provide an excellent opportunity for deep contemplation...
  • Why don't you have anyone yet parthenogenetically reproduced take the wheel?
  • cool little place
  • like a David and Goliath this cosy little church sits on the edge of the mighty arms of Bernini's Vatican square. In every view from St Peter's onto the Tiber and Castel St Angelo it can be seen but only when zooming in seriously into the tip of the square's right arm. Then when found and visited it is jaw droppingly beautiful. Small but intimately providing feeling of Sanctified shelter to the soul, never pushy like it's big neighbor. Every Dutch has to visit as it is 'the Church of the Frisians' (founded as a schola providing refuge to pilgrims from the Frisian lands, then stretching from what is now Danmark all the way to the French coast, for Rome outside the walls was very dangerous in those times ) Yes it is much okder than it's huge brother across the street ;-) Dutch is spoken (as well as English and of course Italian) and when there's Mass one should. ot be surprised to be asked to join and participate :-) for they have only small staff. Visit this little gem and you will always carry it on on your heart.
  • As with everything in the Vatican its just amazing to see.
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