|Santa Maria dell'Umiltà|
|English name:||Our Lady of Humility|
|Dedication:||Blessed Virgin Mary|
|Architect(s):||Paolo Marucelli, Carlo Fontana|
|Artists:||Vincenzo Felici, Francesco Cavallini, Antonio Raggi|
|Address:|| 30 Via dell'Umiltà|
|Phone:|| 06 67 89 184 |
06 69 00 11
Santa Maria dell'Umiltà is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The church was built 1641-1646 for a community founded by the widow Francesca Baglioni of Perugia. She was the daughter of Catharina de Medici and niece of Pope Clement VII, and had been married into the Orsini family. The community was founded on the Rule of St Francis of Sales. Pope Paul V sent three monks from the monastery Santa Maria Maddalena on the Quirinal to introduce the community to Dominican precepts. The architect was Paolo Marucelli.
The façade was designed by Carlo Fontana in 1680, on orders from Pope Innocent XI. It was somewhat
modified in 1853, but remains more or less as it was in the 17th century. Above the entrance is a bas-relief by Vincenzo Felici.
There are sculptures by Antonio Raggi in the niches along the sides.
At the second altar on the left is a depiction of St Michael the Archangel by Francesco Allegrini.
The organ is one of the most beautiful in Rome.
The church is always closed to the general public. It is possible to arrange a visit through the North American College.