Why is it called Church of Gesu?
Officially named Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Gesù all’Argentina (English: Church of the Most Holy Name of Jesus at the “Argentina”), its facade is “the first truly baroque façade”, introducing the baroque style into architecture.
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What does Gesu mean?
British English: Jesus /ˈdʒiːzəs/ NOUN. Jesus or Jesus Christ is the name of the man who Christians believe was the son of God, and whose teachings are the basis of Christianity.
What did the Jesuits do?
In Rome, the Society of Jesus—a Roman Catholic missionary organization—receives its charter from Pope Paul III. The Jesuit order played an important role in the Counter-Reformation and eventually succeeded in converting millions around the world to Catholicism.
Why was the church of Il Gesu important?
Construction of Il Gesu began in 1568 and the church was consecrated in 1584. It is the main and first Jesuit church in Rome (the “mother church” of the Jesuits), and served as an architectural pattern for Jesuit churches that were set up throughout Europe during the Counter Reformation and Baroque period.
What language is Gesu?
English Translation of “Gesù” | Collins Italian-English Dictionary.