Museo delle Anime del Purgatorio, Rome

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  • So what recommended me a gentleman that I came across this church. He said is small but very interesting. There are some leaves in several languages with the description of each exposed part.
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  • The Church of the sacred heart of suffrage is located in central Rome Lungotevere Prati. As a child, since I lived close by, I considered myself a scary place because of my grandmother's religious delusions that I wanted lead to strength to give me the proof of the afterlife. In fact the Church is especially known because it collects documents and testimony about the existence of the souls of the dead who are stationed in purgatory awaiting to attain paradise. I thought this was fun but now after many years I stepped into affectionately the small church in front of which transit by car very often without getting ever. A first building was built in 1890 on a plot bought by don Victor Jouet a missionary Marseillaise and when 7 years after a fire broke out that partly destroyed, among the traces left by the flames in the chapel of the Virgin Jouet thought he saw a suffering face which seemed to help. The missionary was convinced it was the soul of a deceased worried that doomed to purgatory, he wanted to contact the living. Jouet founded then the Association of the sacred heart of Jesus for the repose of the souls in purgatory "and toured Europe looking for similar evidence as well as in Belgium, Italy, Germany and France in (the oldest document dates back to 1637). The findings, according to the missionary, showed that the deceased, having to stand for a time in purgatory to purify of sins committed in the ground, they had tried to attract the attention of the living to ask for prayers and masses enabling them to faster paradise. The collected material was placed in the sacristy of the Church under the name "Christian Museum of the underworld" and in doing so found the sure support of Pope Pius X Jouet that, with a little instrumental purpose, he saw the initiative as a useful and valid solicitation to the duties Christians. For this probably, dead Jouet in 1912, the Church authorities with realism gave a drastic downsizing at harvest and especially in 1921 the leader of the Church father Gremigni further reduced the collection a few memorabilia considered unquestionably authentic. The Church was completed in 1917 and today the small museum is located in one room of the sacristy where photos, cards and items should document the otherworldly events. It is a dozen exhibits, considered authentic, inexplicably branded dating back mostly to the 18th and 19th century and one of the most famous memorabilia is for a Belgian woman who, fearful for her dissolute life of his son when he died gave him more times evidence of its existence unearthly, so much so that he was converted and founded a religious order. The Interior of the Church has the typical nave (a bit dark) in Gothic style and outside, among the many tourists who took photos, I started to look rattled the decorative façade composed of architectural elements always Gothic derivation the 19 statues of Saints personally chosen by Pius X, and a rich profusion of stained glass, arabesques, decorations, twirls ... designed by the architect Giuseppe Gualandi specializes in Italian Gothic wondering which direction he had to propose in full 1900 a miniature copy of the Duomo of Milan (which has earned the name of "little DOM)." How pretty!--exclaimed an old lady next to me-if I was young I would marry me here. " Behind the eternal, cynical, arrogant Roman soul is summed up in the comment of a pot-bellied Lord "to me sounds like a spaghetti dish!"
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  • Never heard of or seen before driving by on a tour bus, the most amazing church. Worth a quick visit  more »
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  • +JMJ...My visits to this Church were usually to spend time in quiet solitude, to admire the truly unique side Altar paintings (colors transcendentally beautiful), to visit the museum which showcases relics, and to participate in evening Holy Mass. One such visit, there was a young man playing the organ. He was so talented that I was moved to struggle to use the little Italian that I could speak to let him know how grateful I was for his shared musical talents. He just smiled. My photo shared, of the exterior of the Church, was taken during a March 2007 solo pilgrimage. 7 August 2017, Revisiting this review to add more photos and memories. The additional photos were taken when I was in Rome for the Holy Year 2000. I was a volunteer who had the blessed privilege to meet and greet English speaking pilgrims when they visited any of the designated Holy Year Station Churches in and outside of Ancient Rome. This particular Church was not such a Church, but I would visit here anytime I was in Rome. And, to mention, the description I gave on my uploaded photo of Our Lady of the Rosary painting was taken from an info sheet provided for any one interested to learn about paintings and exhibits in what they called "Piccolo Museo del Purgatorio." God bless and thanks to all who take the time to read my reviews and to view my not so fabulous photos. Excuse their quality but accept my eagerness to share my memories.
  • Amazing! DON'T MISS TINY ROOM ON LEFT SIDE OF CHURCH!
  • Contains differnet artifacts/objects on the wall with a sheet in different languages explaining what they are (bible with fingerprints or burn marks etc) when you get in just say il museo per favore and you will be shown into this tiny room. We werent made to give any donation but we did so any way.
  • In the big church a lonely hall stands with strange frames with hand marks on cloth. It was bizarre,silly and scary. And the story is creepy. The ghosts is haunting that place. Is it real or fake very funny. Love join to readers.
  • This is a small collection of original documents and memorabilia about the appearance of the souls in purgatory that occupies one-window, set out in a corridor of the sacristy. All documents are provided with guarantee of authenticity. The origin of the Museum you have zeal of father Victor Jouet, missionary of the sacred heart, who undertook several journeys through Italy, France, Germany and Belgium looking for any testimony he was referring to the pity for the deceased, and any Remember, heirloom, tradition that could draw the faithful devotion to the souls in purgatory. Thus was born the collection of extraordinary prints, original documents or photographed, signs and all kinds of events, involving relations between the living and the dead, to arouse prayer and mercy for the souls in purgatory. The value of these documents is only human.
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