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San Salvatore in Onda

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San Salvatore in Onda

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Via Dei Pettinari 51, 00186 Rome Italy
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dapper777 wrote a review Aug 2020
Monaco29332 contributions2762 helpful votes
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The church derives its name from the continuous flooding of the Tiber. In fact 'onda' in Italian means 'wave'. Mentioned already in some documents in 1127, it has been modified several times and its floor was raised. Restored by Cesario Cesarini in 1260, it was entrusted at the beginning of the 15th century to the Monks of St. Paul the Hermit and then to the Conventual Franciscan Friars Minor in 1445. In 1844 the church was assigned definitively to St. Vincenzo Pallotti and it still belongs to Societas Apostolatus Catholici, the congregation he founded which from 1854 to 1947 was officially known as Pious Society of the Missions. The Pallottine Fathers established the headquarters of the Pious Societas there. The tripartite façade has an entrance portal surmounted by an empty frame and a semicircular window. At the top there is a triangular tympanum. The interior, restored between 1860 and 1878 by Luca Carimini, consists of three naves divided by two rows of ancient columns in different marbles. In the church there are the tombs of St. Vincent Pallotti and of Blessed Elisabetta Sanna and two beautiful paintings depicting Our Lady and the Child Jesus. Modified several times, it has a beautiful coffered ceiling. Under the altar are the mortal remains of San Vincenzo Pallotti. A staircase under the presbytery leads to the crypt, where there are the remains of a 2nd century building.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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gail501 wrote a review Jul 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri20 contributions5 helpful votes
This beautiful ancient church is a hidden treasure if you are into the lives of saints. The body of St. Vincent Pallotti (an incorruptible) is beneath the altar and to the left of his body is the remains of Blessed Elisabeta Sanna. She will be canonized this September. St. Vincent believed that everyone is called to be an apostle--no matter one's occupation in life--as long as the work is seen as an act of love. Bl. Elisabeta was one of the first lay persons who cooperated with St. Vincent's vision--to increase love using any and all means.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Mike K wrote a review Jan 2016
Phoenix, Arizona1326 contributions540 helpful votes
We stumbled on this parish church dating back to the 13th century, when we were strolling down near the Sixto Bridge. It was the original home of St Vincent. These are the nuggets Rome throws at you when you are on foot.
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Date of experience: January 2016
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Maggi713 wrote a review Aug 2015
Baltimore, Maryland10192 contributions1138 helpful votes
San Salvatore in Onda is a restored 13th century convent church at Via dei Pettinari 51, just off the Ponte Sisto and next to the Hotel Ponte Sisto – not far from the Campo di Fiore. The church is run by the Pallottine Fathers. This is the church where my family and I went for Mass when we lived in Rome in 1962. Fr. Aloise was kind enough to offer to show us the bedroom of St. Vincent along with a small chapel and a museum - also a small chapel under the main church where St. Vincent said Mass. St. Vincent Pallotti’s incorrupt body is preserved under the altar of the main church. Don’t miss this lovely church.
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Date of experience: March 2015
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