Cristo nella Cappella del Crocifisso - Chiesa del Gesù Roma
"Christ in the Chapel of the Crucifix - Church of Jesus Rome"...
In 1540, Saint Ignatius of Loyola needed a church to serve as the center of his newly founded Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), which Pope Paul III formally recognized that year. Saint Ignatius, finding the church too small, began fund-raising to construct a church worthy of the "Name of Jesus." Ignatius was a true mystic. He centered his spiritual life on the essential foundations of Christianity—the Trinity, Christ, the Eucharist. His spirituality is expressed in the Jesuit motto, Ad majorem Dei gloriam—“for the greater glory of God.” In his concept, obedience was to be the prominent virtue, to assure the effectiveness and mobility of his men. All activity was to be guided by a true love of the Church and unconditional obedience to the Holy Father, for which reason all professed members took a fourth vow to go wherever the pope should send them for the salvation of souls. The Chiesa Il Gesù, a 16th-century late Renaissance church in Rome, is the mother church of the Society of Jesus. Originally very austere, Il Gesù's interior was opulently decorated starting in the 17th century. Now its frescoes, sculptures and shrines make it one of the foremost examples of Roman Baroque art. The church also plays a pivotal role in the Counter-Reformation, which was the Catholic Church's response to the Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther. The Counter-Reformation's goals, worked out during the Council of Trent (1545-1563), were designed to reassert the power of the church, standardize the training of local priests, stimulate pious devotion, and wipe out the corruption in the church, which had fueled Luther's movement.
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- Dino's 2019 Pellegrinaggio, Portafoglio (Portfolio)