Our Lady of Mt Carmel - July 16th
Churches of Honor in Rome
Santa Maria in Traspontina
(Our Lady in Traspontina)
Via della Conciliazione 14
*This church is near the Vatican.
*The third chapel on the right side of the nave contains a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Mt Carmel. A memorial at this chapel recalls the new scapular that this church gifted to St John Paul II after the assassination attempt upon his life in 1981.
Santa Maria della Vittoria
(Our Lady of the Victory)
Via XX Settembre 17
*This church is north of Piazza della Repubblica.
*A marble statue within the third chapel on the right side of the nave depicts St Simon Stock receiving the scapular from the Blessed Virgin Mary.
*Also located in this church is Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s famous sculpture entitled The Ecstasy of St Teresa.
San Martino ai Monti
(Saint Martin at the Hills)
Viale Monte Oppio 28
*This church is south of the Basilica of St Mary Major. The chapel to the left of the main sanctuary honors Our Lady of Mt Carmel.
*The greater part of the remains of St Martin I (d. 655) were transferred from Crimea to this church in Rome. They now rest in the confessio below the main altar. This confessio also houses the relics of many other saints taken from the Catacombs of Priscilla.
Santa Maria della Scala
(Our Lady of the Staircase)
Piazza della Scala 23
*This church is located in Trastevere
*The first chapel on the left side of the nave is dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
*The right foot of St Teresa of Avila (d. 1582) rests within a beautiful chapel to the left of the main sanctuary. It was gifted to this church in 1617. (This chapel is not visible from the nave of the church and it is rarely open to the public. However, if one kindly asks the sacristan access may be granted. If the sacristan is not present he or she can be called at the neighboring convent door.)