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Santa Maria del Suffragio, Rome

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Santa Maria del Suffragio is a 17th-century church in the center Rome, Italy. It lies on the via Giulia, in the rione Ponte.In 1592, the Confraternita del Suffragio ("Fraternity of those who succor the suffering") was a purgatorial society established adjacent to the church of Saint Biagio della Pagnotta; their goal was to pray for the spirits of the dead and dying. Two years later, the group received a charter of approval from Pope Clement VIII. In 1620, it was elevated to Arciconfraternita by Pope Paul V.Having outgrown their premises, the group acquired in 1607, part of an unfinished site that originally had been destined to be the Bramante-designed Palace of the Courts. In 1662, the architect Carlo Rainaldi designed the church, which was completed by 1669, with interior decorations continuing till 1685.The interior has frescoes by Cesare Mariani (Coronation of the Virgin). The third chapel on the right has a Birth of Mary and an Adoration of the Magi by Giuseppe Chiari. The third chapel on the left once had the Passion of Christ frescoed on the walls by LanfrancoSourcesRomecity entry
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  • Walking through Via Giulia, one of the longest and certainly among the most prestigious streets in Rome. Among the many aristocratic palaces, craft shops and, of course, churches, we stop at St. Mary's at the Suffrage, built on behalf of the brotherhood of the same name. With a specific purpose: to pray, prayer, and to do good works for the souls of the deceased of Purgatory, to obtain from God the remission of the temporal penalty inflicted upon them in order to serve the sins committed during mortality. We, tiptoeing into the House of the Lord, and admired by it, by the classicism of the construction and the significant works present, gathered for a few moments, turning our thoughts to our loved ones. And we lit a light in their memory.
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  • This is a beautiful 17th century church with elaborate and ornate ceiling and dome, frescos everywhere you look and a beautiful altar. It is located on a side street across the Tiber River just a few ...  more »
  • Discovered by chance, the Church of Santa Maria del Suffragio, finished in 1669, was created for the brotherhood of suffrage. Their main task is to pray for the souls of the dead. Facade, fine inside stand out the frescoes on the ceiling. All in all not transcendental
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  • A Rectory Church today, home to a brotherhood dedicated to giving worthy burial even to people with fewer means. Well preserved, it has underground rear access to the old cemetery on the banks of the Tiber, destroyed by the construction of the walls
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  • Discovered by chance, the Church of Santa Maria del Suffragio, completed in 1669, was created for the Confraternity of Suffrage. Their main task is to pray for the souls of the dead. Precious façade, in particular the frescoes on the ceiling stand out. All in all, not transcendental. The Church is certainly a Pearl to be seized in the very interesting walk to via Giulia, via which already represents an archetype of Baroque. Its architecture is designed by Carlo Rainaldi, one of the masters at work in the second half of the 17th century who was also the author of the main altar. Commissioned by the brotherhood of suffrage, the brotherhood of praying for the souls suffering in purgatory. Inside we report amongst other interesting paintings, the vault painted by Nicholas Bailey, side panels by Giuseppe Chiari. Definitely deserves a refreshing break.
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  • I had the good fortune of finding at least this church opened in via giulia. Very nice.
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  • Beautiful church
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