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Saint Agata of 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.
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  • It is accessed by a wonderful patio peeping from the street, the Interior of the Church from eyes to the rich colour of the vault frescoed apse and facets. The church you visit in a few minutes but overall it is not to be missed if you are walking around the neighborhood Monti.
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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...  more »
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  • Nice church with an interesting fresco cycle of the Life of St Agatha.
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  • Not very special, there are more beautiful churches in Rome. I do not understand where some here so high over. Sin of all the effort to go here at all. Anti climax!
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  • Small beautiful church beautiful courtyard with a well in the centre
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