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Church of Sant’Ignazio di Loyola

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Piazza Sant’Ignazio
www.santignazio.gesuiti.it
www.libertaciviliimmigrazione.interno.it
Every day. Monday-Saturday 7:30-12:20 and 15:00-19:20. Free entry.

The church, built in 1626 on the site of the Church of the Annunciation, is dedicated to Ignatius of Loyola, the founder the Society of Jesus. The building was designed to be the university chapel of the Roman College. Patron of the work was Cardinal Ludovisi, nephew of Pope Gregory XV, who entrusted the construction of the building to the Jesuit architect, mathematician and astronomer, Orazio Grassi. The new building was originally to serve the students and not for public worship; the Jesuits entrusted the decoration to a member of their order, Pierre de Lattre of St. Omer. In the vault, The Glory of St. Ignatius, admirable work of the Jesuit Andrea Pozzo (1685). In the apse, scenes from the life of the saint. The enormous plaster statue of the saint, by Camillo Rusconi is also of note. The bodies of several saints of the Society are buried In the building.

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Piazza di Sant Ignazio, 00186 Roma, Italy

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