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Rome: The Minor Basilica of San Crisogono


About San Crisogono:

Saint Chrysogonus was a Roman military officer from Northern Italy who converted to Christianity. He was beheaded by the Emperor Diocletion in around 300 A.D.


About the Basilica of San Crisogono:

Located in the Trastevere area of Rome, the Minor Basilica of San Crisogono, dates back at least to the 4th Century. One of the original Parishes of Rome, it is located in the Trastevere section of the city, and has been re-built several times over the centuries. It is one of of the station churches of Rome.

Body of Anna Maria Gesualda Antonia Taigi
Photo courtesy wikimedia commons

Of special interest in the Basilica is the body of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, a mystic who lived from 1769-1837.  A native of Siena, she was admired for being an example of the perfect model of a Christian wife and mother.  She was a lay member of the Third Order of the Most Holy Trinity. Often, when praying, she reported visions of the future and the “Three Days of Darkness” forecast by some visionaries over the years.

Her body (not incorrupt, but covered in a wax likeness) can be found in the Chapel of the Madonna of the Basilica.

Her Memorial feast day is celebrated in the Church on June 9

Finding the Basilica of San Crisogono:

Address: Piazza Sonnino 44 – 00153 ROMA

GPS coordinates: N 41 53.327, E 12 28.427

Tel:   +39 (06) 581 8225      Fax: +39 (06) 581 7676

e-mail: [email protected]

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