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Consolation Friary

Il Convento della Consolazione has the great advantage of being located in the historical center of the city, allowing for easy reach to the various Pontifical Universities or professional offices. Despite its central location, it still maintains a peaceful environment, since it’s not adjacent to a busy thoroughfare in Rome.

The Church of Santa Maria della Consolazione is a rare case of the merger of three churches dedicated to the Blessed Virgin: Santa Maria in Portico, Santa Maria delle Grazie and Santa Maria della Consolazione (1506). The Church of Santa Maria della Consolazione is a rare case of the merger of three churches dedicated to the Blessed Virgin: Santa Maria in Portico, Santa Maria delle Grazie and Santa Maria della Consolazione (1506). Hence the presence of three crosses in the coat of arms and in other places. The Capuchin Friars have provided pastoral service here since the second half of the sixteenth century, as can be inferred from an inscription on a fresco in the small room, at half scale. Many saints of the 1500s and 1600s stayed in the hospital and at the Church: one is always reminded of St. Aloysius Gonzaga’s service to the sick and his death, for example; or the hospitalization of Caravaggio following a scuffle. From 1897 to 1947 the Roman Province of the Capuchins committed themselves there. Since 1948, the vicinity has been occupied by national facilities linked with the friars; primarily, the national TOF Center by consent of the Capuchins. Since 1967, the administration has passed to the Conference of Italian Ministers Provincial, and since January 1995, the friary has been the legal address of the CIMPCap organization. In 2001 an agreement was made between the Capuchin General Curia and the Vicariate of Rome following the canonical regularization of parish churches in the city. After a brief interlude with the government on the part of CIMPCap and the General Curia, it returned again under the General Curia of the Order at the beginning of 2015.

 

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Frati Minori Cappuccini
Piazza della Consolazione
00186 Roma
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