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Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Teresa, in Santa Maria della Vittoria Church, Rome

You’re going to like this one. And it has a St. Philip Neri connection, again, too!

Also, check out a more modern saint with whom you may be unfamiliar, Alberto Hurtado.

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  • NanB

    Bernini is so talented. Anchoress, I hope you get to see this statue and all the beautiful fountains in Rome. I hope future artists become interested in sacred art.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com/ Bender

    Be sure to go see St. Monica.

    She’s at Sant’Agostino, near Piazza Navona.

    [She's on my list...but I don't know if I'll be able to see half of what I want to! -admin]

  • gb
  • http://nunspeak.wordpress.com/ Sr_Lisa

    Having lived for nine years in Rome, what I would give to walk those streets again!

    Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Teresa is beautiful. Not well known though, at the intersection with the Santa Maria della Vittoria Church, there are two other churches – one, Santa Susanna, is the American Titular Church, with quite a history of its own.

    Hope you have a blessed trip!

    p.s. the Scavi tour – the Seminarians at the North American College are professional scavi tour guides (it is part of their apostolate). I highly recommend asking if one is available (they might not yet be back to Rome, though, since the Universities don’t start until October.

  • F

    St Alberto Hurtado, please help the miners trapped in the copper mine in Chile!!!! Come to their aid!

    In Jesus’ name. Amen.