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Rome: The Church of San Girolamo della Carità (St. Jerome of Charity)

 

About the Church of San Girolamo della Carità (St. Jerome of Charity)

With so many beautiful churches in Rome, you can run out of words to describe them, but here at this church you will find not only an interesting history (St Philip Neri lived here from 1551 to 1583 and St. Jerome lived here when he was secretary to Pope Saint Damasus I and was called here to translate the bible into Latin).  The church also possesses some some magnificent works of art…some of the best of Rome, which is saying a lot.

On the left is a spectacular chapel honoring St Philip Neri. A marble statue of the saint is surrounded by a gilded frame.

The works of the great Borromini are in a side chapel that he designed to commemorate the relatives of the Oratorian Bernardino Spada.  This is one of his most beautiful anywhere: what appears to be a silk tapestry in the second phot below, is acutally done in marble.

The maintenance of the church and the custody of the holy places of St. Philip is entrusted to a community of sisters belonging to the Congregation of Sisters of St. Philip Neri.

The church is home to the Slovak people in Rome.  Masses are offered on Sundays, and reconciliation, vespers and holy hours are offered on various days.

You can also visit the rooms of Saint Philp Neri…  it is free, but a goodwill offering is asked by the sisters.

 

Photos courtesy the Church of San Girolamo della Carità

 

Finding the Church of San Girolamo della Carità:

The church is near Piazza Farnese, about half way between the Vatican and the Roman Forum.

Address:  Via di Monserrato 62/a  Rome, Italy

Tel: +34 06.6879786

email:  [email protected] or use the contact form on their website

Click here for the official website of the Church of San Girolamo della Carità (in Italian)

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