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Rafaela Porras Ayllón - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 41° 54.478 E 012° 29.935
33T E 292561 N 4642583
Quick Description: The tomb of Santa Raffaella Maria (Rafaela Porras Ayllón) is located inside the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Rome, Italy
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 7/29/2019 5:01:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM111H3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

Long Description:
The church belongs to the Congregation of the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, whose convent is attached to the church. A chapel, along the right aisle, is dedicated to Santa Raffaella Maria (Rafaela Porras Ayllón), founder of the Servants of the Sacred Heart, whose body, found incorrupt, was placed in 1952 in a crystal urn placed under the altar.

Above the altar, the official picture representing Santa Raffaella Maria in the glory of heaven is recorded. From this chapel, it is possible to access, with a guided tour, the rooms of the ancient convent, where the Saint lived.

Source: (visit link)
Rafaela Porras Ayllón was a Spanish Roman Catholic professed religious who established the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in conjunction with her sister; upon becoming a nun she assumed the religious name of "María of the Sacred Heart of Jesus". She was a nun for most of her life and devoted herself to the management of the congregation and resided in Rome until her death after her resignation as the order's superior in 1893. The approval of two miracles attributed to her intercession allowed for Pope Pius XII to preside over her beatification in 1952 and the approval of a third miracle allowed for Pope Paul VI to canonize her as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church in 1977; she is the patron saint of her order.

Date of birth: 3/1/1850

Date of death: 1/6/1925

Area of notoriety: Religion

Marker Type: Tomb (above ground)

Setting: Indoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Daily from 9:00 to 12:00

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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