In Vicolo del Divino Amore there is the small but elegant church of San Biagio ai Materassari, dedicated today to the Madonna... More
Chiesa del Divino Amore
In Vicolo del Divino Amore there is the small but elegant church of San Biagio ai Materassari, dedicated today to the Madonna of Divine Love. The earliest reference to the church dates from 1131 when it was known as the church of Santa Cecilia di Posterula or de Puzerato. It is said to have been built over the remains of Cecilia's father's house. At the end of the 16th Century it was given to the Materassari Confraternity. On receiving the church, the monks changed its name to San Biagio who was their patron saint. In 1792, it was rebuilt to a design by Filippo Raguzzini who retained the bell-tower and decorated the façade with two orders of pilasters. Dedication to Santa Maria del Divino Amore took place in 1800 when the church was ceded to the confraternity of the same name and which is based in a sanctuary in Via Ardeatina.