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Chiesa di Sant'Agata dei Goti, Rome

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Sant'Agata dei Goti is a church in Rome, Italy, dedicated to the martyr Saint Agatha. It is the diaconia assigned to Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.HistoryThe church was built by Ricimer for the Goths c. 460. The Goths were Arians, so when Arianism was suppressed in Rome, the building was taken over by the Catholic Church, in 592 or 593, and reconsecrated by Pope Gregory the Great. It was restored in the 9th century, and a Benedictine monastery was founded next to it. The apse of the church collapsed in 1589, and it was partially rebuilt in 1633, without major changes to the building itself apart from the new apse. The small courtyard outside the church was laid out at this time.The church has been served by the Stigmatines since 1926. Their generalate is adjacent to it. It is the only Arian church that has been preserved in Rome.ExteriorThe façade was rebuilt by Francesco Ferrari in 1729. The relief above the door shows St. Agatha holding her severed breast on a plate; her torturers severed her breasts when she refused to renounce her faith in Christ.The entrance from Via Mazzarino opens on a 17th-century courtyard. From 1836 to 1926, it belonged to the Irish College. Cardinal Paul Cullen, a former Rector of the Irish College, modelled the church of the Holy Cross College in Clonliffe in Dublin on the plans of St Agatha's. The Romanesque campanile was built in the 12th century.
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  • A jewel in the center of Rome in a very broad time, full of beautiful things to see. My only regret: it's a while since I will be changed to anything?
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  • This was a must visit on our tour of Rome and researched this church for one major reason. It was the burial place of my great great great grandfathers heart Daniel O'Connell ( The Liberator) and Irel...  read more »
  • Church visited during our Pilgrimage from Santa Maria Maggiore to St. Peter for the Jubilee of mercy. You meet through the beautiful via Panisperma that lets you cut from via Cavour to Piazza Venezia precisely is located in via Mezzarino. The Church is dedicated to Saint Agatha (was, according to Catholic tradition, a young man who lived in the 3rd century, during the proconsulship of Quintianus. By the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church is venerated as Saint, Virgin and martyr). The name comes from the fact that it was founded as a church of the Goths, North European people who had Arian worship. The age of construction is unknown, the earliest record is in 467 470 when General goto Recimerus adorns the Church with a mosaic. He was consecrated to the Catholic worship in 592 from San Gregorio Magno. The façade (built by Francesco Ferrari in 1729) is in the midst of 2 buildings. In the Middle a Medallion representing Saint Agatha with Palm and flowers representing the martyrdom. Beside two small cherubs. Past the entrance you enter a four-sided portico with lapidary Museum (overgrown). In the Centre a well with tombstone with Medici coat of arms. 14 within twelve columns supporting arches. above the arts of Irish and Saints medallions canvases on the life and death of St Agatha. coffered ceiling. very nice l main altar covered in Temple. under the altar are buried the Greek martyr Saints Ippolito Adria Neone and Maria. Priest that jars with the rest of the Church with the representation of the glory of St Agatha. The Church is entrusted to the Congregation of the sacred stigmata '. Small but very useful comprehensive guide that can take you leaving a small offer, written in different languages. The Church's request for weddings though personally I consider it among the most beautiful in Rome. Worth a visit, maybe those of us on the way to St Peter.
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