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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.

Body of Anna Maria Gesualda Antonia Taigi
Body of St. Anna Maria Taigi ….. Waerfelu / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

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 (Trinitarian laity). Often, when praying, she reported visions of the future and the “Three Days of Darkness” forecast by some visionaries over the years.

Her body had erroneously been reported as incorrupt (it appeared so a few years after her death), but it is not incorrupt, it is covered in a wax likeness) and can be found in the Chapel of the Madonna of the Basilica.

She was Beatified by Pope Benedict XV on May 30, 1920.   Her Memorial feast day is celebrated in the Church on June 9.  She is patroness of housewives, mothers, Victims of verbal or spousal abuse, families and Trinitarian Tertiaries.  You can read more about her here at Mystics of the Church.com

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: SanCrisogono@VicariatusUrbis.org

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