Madonna Della Strada

Painting of Mary at the Church of the Gesù in Rome, Italy / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Madonna Della Strada or Santa Maria Della Strada (English: Our Lady of the Wayside or Saint Mary of the Good Road) is a painting of Mary, mother of Jesus at the Church of the Gesù in Rome, mother church of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) religious order of the Catholic Church; it is a variation on the basilissa (imperial) type of icon.[1]

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Madonna della Strada
Madonnadellastrada_churchofthegesu.jpg
The fresco wearing its Canonical crown which was used for the canonical coronation in 1638
LocationItalian Rome in the 13th-14th century
Date24 May
ShrineChurch of the Gesù
PatronageSociety of Jesus
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The Madonna Della Strada

The Madonna Della Strada is the patron saint of the Society of Jesus. The society's founder, Ignatius of Loyola, was said to have been protected by the intercession of Mary during battle in his service as a soldier.[2]

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