Oratoire Saint-Roch de Bastia - France
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N 42° 41.897 E 009° 27.002
32T E 536860 N 4727408
Quick Description: L'oratoire Saint-Roch, en corse San Roccu, est un édifice religieux qui se trouve dans le quartier de Terra Vechja, aujourd'hui rue Napoléon à Bastia. À l'origine il s'agit de l'oratoire de la confrérie San Roccu (Saint Roch).
Location: Corse, France
Date Posted: 7/7/2021 12:39:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM14GZG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

The oratory of Saint Roch, in Corsican San Roccu, is a religious building that is located in the district of Terra Vechja, today rue Napoléon in Bastia. Originally it was the oratory of the brotherhood of San Roccu (Saint Roch).


ORATOIRE DE LA CONFRÉRIE SAINT ROCH

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La confrérie Saint Roch a été fondée en 1588. Elle est traditionnellement réservée aux adolescents de la paroisse de la ville basse. Une fois devenus adultes, ceux-ci doivent impérativement la quitter pour intégrer une autre confrérie de la ville. L'oratoire primitif, trop petit, fut entièrement reconstruiten 1604.La façade a été redécorée au XIX° siècle, dans le style néoclassique, par l'architecte bastiais Jean-Louis Guasco. Quatre colonnes d'ordre toscand soutiennent un entablement, couronné d'un fronton triangulaire. Le grand portail en marbre blanc, surmonté de la coquille des pèlerins, est sculpté en 1860 par Giuseppe Bertolucci, marbrier bastiais d'origine toscane.
Le décor intérieur conserve l'ambiance de dont certains oratoires baroques de Ligurie les murs sont recouverts de damas de soie rouge et de lambris en noyer ciré. Le retable architecturé du maître-autels, aux grandes colonnes monolithes, a éte sculpté à Bastia en 1692 par le marbrier génois Domenico Saporito. La table d'autel et les gradins ont été entièrement refaits en 1798. Le tableau du maitre-autel, daté de 1626, est signé par le célèbre peintre florentin Giovanni Bilivert. Il représente saint Roch, saint Martin, sainte Catherine d'Alexandrie et saint Sébastien aux pieds de la vierge à l'Enfant. Dans la nef, deux niches vitrées contiennent des statues de procession en bois polychrrome réalisées par le sculpteur Luigi Griscella. Celle de gauche figure saint Roch, celle de droite, datée de 1801, représente saint Sébastien.


ORATORY OF THE CONFRATERN OF SAINT ROCH

The Confraternity of Saint Roch was founded in 1588. It is traditionally reserved to the adolescents of the parish of the lower town. Once they have become adults, they must leave it in order to enter another confraternity of the city. The original oratory was too small. It was completely reconstructed in 1604. The façade was redecorated in the 194^ century in the neo-classical style, by the architect Jean-Louis Guasco , from &she Four columns in the Tuscan style bear an entablature crowned with a triangular fronton. The great portal in white marble, topped by the pilgrims'shell, was carved in 1860 by Giuseppe Bertolucci, a marble mason, an inhabitant of Bastia originally from Tuscany

The interior decoration retains the style of some baroque oratories in Liguria, where the walls are covered with red silk damask and panelling in polished walnut The arch lecture, altar-pece, with high monolithic columns. was carved in Bastia by the Genoese marble mason Domenico Saporito. The altar table and the steps were entirely made again in 1798. The picture of the high altar, dated 1626, was made by the famous Florentine painter Giovanni Bilvert. It represents Saint Roch, Saint Martin, Saint Catherine ofAlexandna and San Sebastian at the feet of the Madonna and Child . In the nave, two glazed niches contain procession statues in polychrome wood made by the sculptor Luigi Griscella. The one on the left represents Saint Roch, the one on the right, dated 1801, Saint Sebastian

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1589

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Street address of Church:
Rue napoléon
Bastia, France
20000


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