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Santissimo Sacramento della Oasi Madre Serafina is a later 20th century convent and school chapel at Via Pantan Monastero 35 in the small suburb of Pantan Monastero in the suburban zone of Casal di Guido.

This chapel is in the municipality of Rome, but belongs to the diocese of Porto Santa Rufina.

The dedication is to Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

History Edit

The Missionary Poor Clare Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament -Suore Clarisse Francescane Missionarie del Santissimo Sacramento were founded at Bertinoro in 1898 by Francesca Farolfi, who took the name of Mother Maria Chiara Serafina di Gesù. Her intention was to combine the charism of the Poor Clares with the social works (teaching and nursing) for which many other women's religious congregations were founded in the period.

The congregation is usually referred to as de Bertinoro because of others with a very similar name.

The Generalate or headquarters was established at Rome, at Via Vincenza 33. The house chapel here has no architectural identitity.

The sisters founded a convent at Pantan Monastero in the Fifties, and used to run two schools here -Santa Chiara as a scuola materna for very small girls and Oasi Madre Serafina (named after the foundress) for older ones. The former seems to have been closed down since 2011.

The convent chapel is also a public chapel of the parish of Santi Marco Evangelista e Pio X.

Apperance Edit

The rather obscure chapel (it has been overlooked by Info.roma) is at the end of a driveway and backs onto woodland. The L-shaped main convent and school block is to the left of its façade, and joins onto it at the lower left hand side wall.

The chapel is a rectangular box in red brick, with a flat roof. However, the façade is given a false gable with a molded cornice and a raised central section. Below this, slightly proud of the brick façade, is a large round-headed zone revetted in white limestone. The single entrance occupies the bottom part of this, with the zone on either side amounting to a wide door-case, and a large round window is in the upper part with its curve matching that of the top. Two large round-headed windows flank this zone.

Inside, the only item of interest in the simple interior is a Baroque tabernacle enshrined in front of the far wall. Where is it from?

Liturgy Edit

Mass is celebrated publicly:

Weekdays 7:00;

Saturdays and eves of Solemnities 7:30;

Sundays 9:00.

External links Edit

Congregations's website

School website

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