Santuario della Madonna dell'Archetto, Rome

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The Church of the Madonna dell'Archetto is a small oratory in Rome, in the Trevi rione. The official title of the church is Santa Maria Causa Nostrae Laetitiae . It is often cited as being the smallest church in Rome.History and descriptionThe chapel was constructed in the nineteenth century to house a venerated image of the Madonna that was located under a narrow arched passageway of the Palazzo Muti, The image had been commissioned by the marchesa Muti Papazzurri in 1690. It is a depiction painted by Bolognese painter Domenico Muratori on maiolica of the Blessed Virgin. In 1696, the image was reputedly seen to move her eyes, which prompted the owner to expose the image to public veneration. By 1751, gates to the alley where the image was located were installed, and a repeat miracle on July 9, 1796 cemented the reputation of the image. The 1796 incident occurred before numerous witnesses, who also observed that the eyes of the painting wept—presumably in reaction to that year's invasion of the Papal States by France.In the middle of the nineteenth century, marchese Alessandro Muti Papazzurri Savorelli decided to construct a small chapel to house the miraculous image, which until that point was still located in a narrow alley. The chapel, which was built in the available space at the end of the alleyway, is an example, rare in Rome, of Neo-Renaissance architecture. The interior was covered in precious marbles, the work of architect Virginio Vespignani. The cupola was frescoed by Constantino Brumidi, the same painter who executed the frescoes in the United States Capitol. There are also sculptures by Luigi Simonetti. The miraculous image of the Virgin is located above the altar. The church was solemnly dedicated on May 31, 1851.
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  • In the Trevi ward of Rome, then near the Trevi Fountain and very close to the Basilica of the SS Apostles: tiny chapel (perhaps the smallest Church in Rome) built in renaissance style by the Marquis Savorelli in the 19th century to contain a sacred image of the 1690 in oil on stone, now guarded on the altar. It is located in a narrow alley, now closed by the Church and can accommodate only 15 people but it is beautiful, with its marbles, statues, colors and the small dome. It is usually open from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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  • The Eternal City never ceases to amaze, just walk at random through its streets keeping your eyes wide open and you may find unknown corners to most, like this tiny church (it can accommodate maybe 8 people at most), never heard of before , which in its small has nothing to envy to the majestic basilicas of the capital. Also interesting is its history, linked by a prodigy who would have had as the protagonist the image of the Virgin still preserved in the chapel.
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  • The Madonna de L'asket Chapel was just a short walk north of the Church of Santi Apostri. Built in the 19th century, Rome is still a relatively new neo-Renaissance chapel. The large nameplate that the name of the chapel was written was posted, and the iron gate of the entrance was tightly closed while expecting that it was open. The entrance of the iron fence was also ahead of the approach like the narrow alley of the other side of the gate, and it was felt that part of the chapel was seen through the glass door of the building from the gap. It was a pity, but I also wanted to visit the next time to see the good atmosphere of the entrance.
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  • I think it's one of the smallest chapels in Rome. She's wonderful. I once saw that a wedding was being held there. I don't know how they did it, since it's so small that it contains very few people. Very nice. To visit. Also because it is very close to the Trevi fountain.
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  • A narrow alleyway that connected St. Marcello's way with the way of the Archetto contained an image of the Virgin painted around 1690 by Domenico Muratori, a pupil of Carracci, on behalf of the Marquis Savorelli Papazzurri. In 1696 the Virgin moved her eyes and this event led the owner to place her under the headband of the alley to expose her to public veneration. There he remained until 1751, the year of the first construction of the newsstand and the installation of two gates, each on the outlet of the alley, to protect the ex-voto, even precious, that by now had become numerous. In 1796 the prodigy happened again, attended by numerous eyewitnesses, during which the Virgin (pictured 1) moved her eyes and wept as a result of the invasion French in the Pontifical State, along with other Sacred Images scattered throughout the city such as the Madonna of the Bow of the Pantani, Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady of Providence, Our Lady of the Rosary or the one placed in the church of St. Nicholas of Prefects. In the middle of the nineteenth century the complete transformation of the place took place: the alley was closed and reduced a cappella at the behest of the Papazzurri Savorelli who commissioned the architect Virginio Vespignani to build the small temple, a true jewel of art neo-Renaissance. The solemn inauguration took place on May 31, 1851, as recalled by the headofon affixed above the entrance, with great competition from cardinals and authorities. The shrine, declared a national monument of art, is topped with a dome richly decorated with wooden carvings, of limited size but of grandiose appearance. The small aisle is embellished with plaster statues by the sculptor Luigi Simonetti depicting angels in the form of caryatids.
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  • The chapel was built in 1851, as shown in an inscription above the entrance. In it was placed a sacred image of Mary at half-bust, with the head tilted towards the right shoulder (oil fresco of the SEVENTEENTH century) considered miraculous and much venerated. This sacred shrine, once located in another place not far from the current location, and in 1796, (starting from July 9) was the protagonist of an event that involved in Rome several sacred newsstands. In the specific case this image, for several weeks, in front of many people: "Suddenly and perceptibly bow somewhat the lashes and elevate the upper eyelids, and move the inside of both eyes", as reported in the Chronicles of the time. For more details on the prodigious facts of 1796, see the NOTE2. NOTE1 In Rome, the sacred newsstands, which depict "La Madonna", are called "Le Madonnelle", and are generally placed at the corners or facades of the palaces, then outside the places of worship and are symbols and testimonies that for their position share with The population the daily living, and are in several cases of real works of art, in fact some over the centuries, were then placed inside the churches. In ancient times, when there was no public lighting, thanks to the always lit lights also served as a guideline for the hiker. Many times they were inserted in the place where a particular fact occurred, then declared as a miraculous event, and then for each there would be a long story to tell full of prodigious facts and legends. They are therefore from many centuries traditional places of devotion in fact are cured and often are placed flowers and ex-vow. NOTE2 In 1796 there was a prodigy that is still remembered today. For several weeks several images of the Madonnas present in the sacred newsstands began to move their eyes and because at that time it was feared that the Napoleonic troops invaded the papal state this occurrence was seen as a bad omen. Some of these events occurred in front of many people. The investigation and investigations by the ecclesiastical authorities that followed the events, decreed the truthfulness of this extraordinary event for various images, among which the following sacred newsstands: 1. The "Madonna Dell'archetto", once exhibited in the Homonymous street, now protected in a small chapel (it was the first where the event occurred) 2. The "Madonna of Pity" in Alley of the Bills 3. The "Madonna of the Rosary" in via Dell'arco Donut 4. The "Madonna Addolorata" in the Piazza del Gesù 5. The "Madonna of Providence" in via delle dark shops 6. The "Madonna of the Arch of the Pantani" in via Baccina, where the prodigious event of the dried lilies flourished.
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  • In the heart of Rome- Last of our devotional stages was this oratory, which can no longer be that. Extracted from a lamellar building detachment, for a sacred speco of results, it was very suggestive and intimate even in my few years. Always open to an entreaty or a sign of cross, and guarded by a people then dense and present, concluded an afternoon pilgrimage from San Vincenzo to S. Maria in Trivio, from S. Claudio to S. Maria in Via, from S. Rita to the Virgins to S. Marcello. He tightened a belt of seven small churches, less papal and more ours. Among ex-votos, flowers, and whispered litanies grandmother was stretching the Rosary, aligned to the modest mysticism of occasional peers. Between incense, candles and candle I-nephew and his son compensated-I was hanging from an aura of childish magic. Looking back today, I do not find a halo of improvised cotton on composed and reclined Crocchie of grandmothers absorbed in prayer, but knees surrendered to smartphones insatiably obsessive. And there is no more way to reduce that sacred magic and that spontaneous mysticism to a more meditated marriage. While around Mystics and Altitan Wizards are competing for a faith of their own, excluding.
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  • The chapel of the Madonna Dell'archetto is a small oratory of Rome, in the Rione Trevi, in Via di San Marcello 41b. The official name of the church is the Church of Santa Maria Causa Nostrae Laetitiae. This chapel was built in the NINETEENTH century to house an ancient image of the Madonna that was venerated under a narrow arch of passage at the Palazzo already Savorelli, now crossbow. Closed the alley, the Marquis Muti Savorelli Papazzurri built a small chapel where he placed the image painted on Majolica stone in 1690 by the Bolognese painter Domenico Maria Muratori. The building was solemnly inaugurated and opened to the public on May 31, 1851. The chapel is a rare gem of neo-Renaissance architecture, rich in precious marbles and metals, by the architect Virginio Vespignani; It contains paintings by Costantino Brdamp, the same that will then fresco the Dome of the Capitol in Washington; On the altar is placed the image of Our Lady causa nostrae letitiae. This image was seen repeatedly rotating his eyes on July 9, 1796, as stated by numerous witnesses and as reported in the book The Eyes of Mary, Rino Cammilleri and Vittorio Messori. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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