Daily Rome Shot 237

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. jaykay says:

    What a beautiful sculpture! The website “Walks in Rome” revealed the following:

    “Santa Maria del Popolo contains another monument to a woman who died (1852) in childbirth, albeit one that is much less flamboyant in form. The tomb of Teresa Stefania Pelzer di Aquisgrana is situated in the Cerasi Chapel, to the left of the high altar”.

    The “another monument” refers to the much more grandiose one of a princess of the Chigi family in the same Church, of the old high nobility of Rome – Villa Chigi and all that.


    “Post tenebras spero lucem”.

    Sic speramus omnes.

  2. Chrissin says:

    Oh yes…. I know this. It so struck me on a recent visit. Despite the fact it is on the left side as you and a crowd of others are jostling to see the dueling Caravaggios, the main attraction in the Cerasi Chapel, and probably in Santa Maria del Popolo. She is, as jaykays says, Teresa Peltzer and she was the wife of Count Antonio Cerasi. So beautiful, sad, and peaceful… all at the same time.

  3. Semper Gumby says:

    jaykay: Thanks.

    Dum spiro spero.

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