Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angiolini - Florence, Îtaly
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 46.523 E 011° 15.805
32T E 682152 N 4849415
Quick Description: The church of Santa Maria degli Angiolini is a Catholic place of worship which is located in Florence on the Via della Colonna.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 1/14/2014 10:47:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMJY03
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
The church of a convent established in 1507, when a group of pious Florentine women bought a house in Via Laura, near Borgo Pinti, to devote themselves to the religious life and do good works. As their numbers grew the building was enlarged and transformed into a real convent. The name was possibly chosen to echo that of Santa Maria degli Angeli .

Well-preserved and large altarpieces supposedly survive within, by Curradi Francesco, Matteo Rosselli and Domenico Puligo. The church organ was built in 1793 by Louis and Benedict Tronci.

Suppressed in 1784 by Grand Duke Peter Leopold and converted into a conservatory. The church was damaged severely by the flood of 1966 and was closed for forty years only reopening in November 2006, restoration work having began in 1996.

Miraculous images
During an expansion of the convent in 1530 workmen were demolishing a nearby house when a terracotta image of the Virgin and Child was found in a recess in a wall. It was ceremoniously installed in the nun's choir, but every morning afterwards was found by the nuns to have turned its back on them. This was interpreted as communicating the Madonna's wish to be placed in the public church, where it was then placed."

From: (visit link)
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1507

Diocese: Florence

Florence, Tuscany Italy

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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