Organ - Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 41° 54.478 E 012° 29.935
33T E 292561 N 4642583
Quick Description: The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a Roman Catholic church located on Via Piave in the Sallustiano district of Rome.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 7/29/2019 5:59:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM111H5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:
The church was built in 1914-1916 to a design by Aristide Leonori; the façade overlooks the Via Piave, but in the original project it had to overlook Via XX Settembre. It is separated from the road by a wrought iron gate. The façade is preceded by a central forepart, at the base of which there is the main access to the building consisting of a five-arched loggia which is accessed via two side ramps.

The interior has three naves divided by columns that support a women's gallery and there is a vault of ogive. On the counter façade choir is the pipe organ. The two side aisles end with apses, which contain two canvases, a Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and a copy of the Madonna della strada, whose original is preserved in the Chiesa del Gesù. In the central apse, embellished with marble and mosaics, a Christ among saints is depicted. A wooden gate that separated the presbytery from the aisles is now replaced by a wrought iron one. The whole church is adorned with works by Gabrini.

The church has stained glass windows from Munich representing various saints. The windows in the transept illustrate the Institution of the Eucharist and the Sacrifice of Melchizedek on the right, and the Universal Adoration of the Eucharist by all peoples on the left.

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