Chiesa di San Paolo alla Regola

Chiesa di San Paolo alla Regola

Chiesa di San Paolo alla Regola
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dapper777
Monaco32,672 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
We had to wait a while before we could visit it.
More than once we have found it closed.
The church of San Paolo alla Regola, called "San Paolino", is very ancient: the first official mention dates back to a bull of Pope Urban III of 1186 which indicates it as a dependent parish of San Lorenzo in Damaso but, according to tradition, it is much older because it was founded on the same place where there was the house of San Paolo during his Roman stay.
Inside this church there is still the apostle's room transformed into an oratory.
Subsequently the house was first transformed into an oratory and then into a church in the 4th century.
In 1594 it was granted to the Discalced Augustinians friars who in turn gave it in 1619 to the the Sicilian branch of the Franciscan Third Order which was under the patronage of the King of Spain. This led to the construction of a large monastery (Collegium Siculum). It was completely rebuilt at the end of the 17th century by the architect Giovanni Battista Bergonzoni from Bologne.
The façade, designed by Giacomo Ciolli and then finished by Giuseppe Sardi --to whom in particular the elaborate stucco decoration is attributed-- has two orders.
In the upper there is a large window with a sort of balcony in front, surmounted by an oval bas-relief depicting St. Paul.
The interior is a Greek cross with a dome and four chapels at the corners.
In the background there is a large apse frescoed with "Stories from the Life of St. Paul" by Luigi Garzi.
The church houses a fresco of the fourteenth century containing a miraculous image called "Madonna delle Grazie".
It is certainly a good place for a moment of reflection, the interior is simple but suggestive.
Sunday mass is at 11:00 and in the oriental-Byzantine rite.
Good vibes and feelings.
Written October 23, 2020
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Don P
Dallas, TX14,494 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Simple front facade and a pretty Baroque interior for this small church. The colors of the columns and the paintings are harmonious making it look like whoever designed (or reconstructed this over the years) had a good artistic plan. While a church was on this site for a long time this construction was started in 1687 but only completed in 1728.
Written July 20, 2019
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