Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches

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San Crisogono is a Basilica in Trastevere dedicated to the martyr St. Chrysogonus.

The church was one of the tituli, the first parish churches of Rome, known as the Titulus Chrysogoni. It was probably built in the 4th century under Pope Sylvester I (314–335), rebuilt in the 12th century and again by Giovanni Battista Soria, funded by Scipione Borghese, in the early 17th century. The tower dates from the 12th century rebuilding. The interior of the present church is the result of the rebuilding in the 1620’s of the 12th century church. The 22 granite columns are ancient. The floor is Cosmatesque, but most of it is hidden by the pews.

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The confessio in the sanctuary area is from the 8th century. The high altar is from 1127, with a baldachino from 1627 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The painting in the middle of the Baroque coffered ceiling is by Gian Francesco Barbieri, and depicts the Glory of Saint Chrysogonus. It may be a copy, in which case the original was taken to London, but it might also be vice versa. On the left side of the nave is the shrine of St Anna Maria Taigi. She was buried here in the habit of a tertiary of the Trinitarians. You can see some of her belongings in the adjacent monastery, where they are kept as relics.

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