The Painting of St. Ignatius that descends in Rome – EWTN Vaticano

Chiesa del Gesu is the mother church for the Jesuits. Built in 1568 after St. Ignatius’ death, the Baroque style had one precise message to instill. But out of the hundreds of Catholic Churches in Rome’s city-center, why is this one so unique?

The clock strikes half-past five. Brilliant lights turn heads towards Pozzo’s masterpiece and all of a sudden the painting starts descending…A 300 year old Baroque tradition awakens.

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