The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary - August 15th
Churches of Honor in Rome
Santa Maria in Trastevere
(Our Lady in Trastevere)
Via della Paglia 14 / Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere
*This church is located in Trastevere.
*This church is dedicated to the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary. A painting of the Assumption by Domenico Zampieri can be seen in the middle of the coffered wooden ceiling.
*Relics of the two popes St Callistus I (d. 222) and St Cornelius (d. 253) rest under the main altar of this church. These relics are joined by others in particular those of the priest and martyr St Calepodius (d. 232).
Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls
Via Ostiense 186
*This church is south of the Aurelian Walls.
*The chapel in the right transept is dedicated to the Assumption of our Lady.
*St Paul is buried in the confessio. Above his tomb are the chains that were used to imprison him prior to his martyrdom. These chains were placed in this prominent location in 2008.
*Also a crucifix that is said to have spoken to St Bridget in 1370 is in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Basilica of St John Lateran
Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano 4
*Within the second chapel on the left side of the nave is a painting of the Assumption by Giovanni Odazzi.
Santo Spirito in Sassia
(Holy Spirit in Sassia)
Via dei Penitenzieri 12
*This church is near the Vatican.
*The second chapel on the right side of the nave is dedicated to the Assumption.
Santissima Trinità dei Monti
(Most Holy Trinity of the Mounts)
Piazza della Trinità dei Monti
*This church is at the top of the Spanish Steps.
*Within the third chapel on the right side of the nave is a painting of Mary entitled The Assumption of the Virgin. This masterpiece was completed by Daniele da Volterra.
La Maddalena (The Magdalene)
Piazza della Maddalena 53
*This church is just north of the Pantheon.
*The first chapel on the left side of the nave is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption.
*In the chapel in the right transept is a miraculous crucifix that is said to have spoken to St Camillus de Lellis.
* In the third chapel on the right side of the nave are the remains of St Camillus de Lellis. He lived in the adjacent monastery and died here in 1614. His rooms can be visited by asking the sacristan. One of these rooms has been transformed into a chapel and contains the relic of his heart.
Santa Maria della Scala
(Our Lady of the Staircase)
Piazza della Scala 23
*This church is located in Trastevere
*The second chapel on the left side of the nave is dedicated to the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary.
*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.)