About Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament & the Canadian Martyrs:
Known locally as Nostra Signora del Santissimo Sacramento e dei Santi Martiri Canadesi, this is the National Church of Canada in Rome. You won’t find one of those old baroque churches here….everything is ultra-modern, which you will either love or hate.
The church was originally named Nostra Signora del Santissimo Sacramento (Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament). but was re-named in 1962 to add the Canadian martyrs.
The Church was designed around 1950 by Bruno Apollini Ghetti. The facade mosaic is by Marko Ivan Rupnik S.J.
There is a small raccoon in the bottom right hand corner. The Church contains a high altar designed by Francesco Nagni, ceramic decorations (including a fine crucifix) by Angelo Biancini. Biancini’s terracotta ambo has panels depicting The Last Supper and the Madonna and Child. The stained glass windows are by János Hajnal and Marcello Avenali.
Finding the Church of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and the Canadian Martyrs in Rome:
One of the reasons for choosing this church was that it was close to the Canadian embassy; however, the embassy re-located in 2007 to Via Salaria, 243.
Address: Via Giovanni Battista de Rossi, 46, 00161 Roma RM
Tel: +39 06 4423 7984
Click here for the official website of the Church of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament & the Canadian Martyrs