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Santa Maria Immacolata e S Vincenzo de Paoli is a modern parish church at Via di Tor Sapienza 52, in the suburb of Tor Sapienza on the Via Collatina in the east of the city.
The parish is administered by the Lazarist Congregation. The joint dedication is to the Blessed Virgin Mary under her aspect of the Immaculate Conception, and St Vincent de Paul who inspired the foundation of the congregation.
Surprisingly for the period, the design is a traditionally Romanesque single-naved church without aisles and with a semi-circular apse attached to a very short presbyterium. The roofs are pitched and tiled. The façade is divided into three zones by four gigantic pilasters running up to the protruding triangular pediment. The central, wider zone is rendered in a light grey, and the flanking ones are in pink brick. The entrance has a triangular pediment matching the main one, and above it is a porthole window. The main pediment contains a papal coat-of-arms.
There is a campanile at the other end of the church, to the right of the apse. It is a low square tower with a concrete frame and pink brick infill, and the concrete pilasters at the corners continue upwards to form the open bell-cage. Each face of this is divided into two vertical rectangles by a short concrete pilaster. The top has a parapet, and a dumpy pyramidal flèche formed by four concrete beams meeting at a point.
Opening Hours & CelebrationsEdit
Holly mass at: 7:00; 8:30; 9:30 (except July and August); 19:00.
Holly Mass on church holidays: 7:00; 8:30; 10:00; 11:30; 19:00.
Parish office opens from 09:00 to 19:00.
Address and how to get thereEdit
Via di Tor Sapienza, 52 - 00155 Roma
The suburb has a train station reached from Termini, but it is not very near the church. Alternatively, get the number 5 bus from Termini to Largo Preneste and change to either a 112 or 314. These pass the church.