Our Lady of Victory or santa Maria delle Vittoria is a 17th century church dedicated initially to St Paul then later to Virgin Mary. Its claim to fame is of course the sculpture Ecstasy of St Teresa by Bernini to the left of the altar in the Conaro Chapel. It is indeed a masterpiece. Supposedly it portrays a momemnt when St Teresa had a vision of an angel on the left piercing her heart with a spear, causing both immense pain and joy. The contorted posture exceeded period restraint to enliven a passionate and voluptuous trance. Worth a walk over to see it.
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