Chiesa di San Francesco a Ripa Grande, Rome

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#96 of 527 in Historic Sites in Rome
Benvenuto al Santuario Francescano San Francesco a Ripa.

In questo luogo San Francesco d’Assisi dimorava durante le sue visite al Santo Padre, quando la Chiesa accolse il Poverello tra le sue braccia.

In questo luogo è custodita la “cella” dove Francesco si ritirava, tra i lebbrosi, nell’Ospizio benedettino di San Biagio.

In questo luogo Francesco trovò l’amicizia della nobile romana Iacopa de’ Settesoli, amica spirituale che gli fu vicina fino alla fine dei suoi giorni terreni.

In questo posto nel 2011 i Frati Minori della provincia hanno deciso di seguire i passi di San Francesco iniziando un'esperienza di convivenza con fratelli e sorelle senza una casa.

In questo luogo, I frati preservano la Biblioteca Provinciale, con una collezione di libri tra i più antichi di Roma.

In questo posto sono custodite le statue di Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Fra Diego da Careri, Francesco Salviati e una perfetta rappresentazione dello stile barocco romano.

In questo luogo i frati di oggi ti invitano con gioia e ti accolgono con le parole di San Francesco:

Il Signore ti dia Pace.

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Welcome to the official website of the Franciscan Sanctuary of Rome.

In this place St. Francis of Assisi lived during his visits to the Holy Father, when the Church greeted the Little Poor Man in its arms.

In this place sits the "room" where Francis retired, among the lepers, where it was the Benedictine Hospice of San Biagio.

In this place, Francis strengthened over time friendship with the roman noblewoman Iacopa de 'Settesoli, the spiritual friend who was closest during the last days of his earthly life.

In this place, the Order of Friars Minor of St. Francis has experienced decisive moments of its history in Rome and throughout the world.

In this place, the people of the district of Trastevere has always found friendship and comfort.

In this place, in 2011 the Roman Province of the Minor Friars has decided to follow the experience of St. Francis in the spirit of the place, initiating an experience of sharing with brothers and sisters homeless.

In this place, the Friars preserve the Provincial Library, with a collection of books among the oldest and most important of Rome, and a library specializing in Franciscan.

In this place, finally, there are works of artistic importance as the sculptures made by Fra Diego da Careri, the Blessed Ludovica Albertoni made by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the altarpiece made by Francesco Salviati, and a wealth of art among the most important about the Baroque Rome.

In this place the Friars, who live here today, are happy to invite you and greet you with the words of St. Francis:

“The Lord give you peace”.
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  • The church is very nice ornate and is probably the most beautiful Franciscan church in Rome. It is also here that the last sculpture of the Beata is in Berninis. On the 1st floor there is an exciting little chapel, but this should normally be unlocked.
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  • Outside the usual tourist itinerary, the Church of St. Francis in Ripa, located in a small square adjacent to Trastevere Avenue, is a must-visit for its high spirituality and for the wonderful work of Bernini on display, the sculpture of Blessed Ludovica Albertoni, a true example of baroque ecstasy. Access to the church is obviously free and after the visit you can taste a great pizza or other delicacies of Roman cuisine in Avenue Trastevere "To the marbles", otherwise called by us Romans "the morgue", low prices in an environment inspired by the maximum Informality.
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  • It rises where there was a leper of the Cappuccini friars and there when he came to Rome St. Francis stopped. Inside you can visit the saint's cell. It is worth a visit to admire both some works of Bernini and to stop to pray. Beautiful statue representing St. Francis embracing Jesus on the cross. On the occasion of the pardon of Assisi (August 1-2) great availability of Franciscan friars and beautiful celebrations
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  • very impressing Try to see the movies "Francesca" and "Brother moon sister sun" about his life
  • Unfortunately, Bernini's masterpiece was covered by scaffolding. The church is not especially spectacular otherwise.
  • The term Ripa comes from the near riverbank of the Tiber. Inside is one of Bernini’s masterpieces, his Beata Ludovica Albertoni(1671-1675). This sculpture resembles the Santa Teresa in Ecstasis in Santa Maria della Vittoria. In addition you will love this quiet place where you can admire a sculpture by Bernini without stress.
  • Church in Rome. Look at the picture. Dont miss it. Extremely beauty.
  • Tourists, please don't go there!!! It is lovely, quiet place.
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