Chiesa dei Santi Michele e Magno, Rome

#241 of 522 in Historic Sites in Rome
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
The Church of Saints Michael and Magnus is a Roman Catholic church in Rome, Italy, dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel and the Bishop Saint Magnus of Anagni. It lies in Rione Borgo, and is the national church dedicated to the Netherlands. It is also known as the "Church of the Frisians" . In 1989, the church was granted to the Dutch community in Rome.HistoryThe Frisians were converted to Christianity in the 8th century by Saint Willibrord, known as the "Apostle to the Frisians" in the modern Netherlands. The Northumbrian missionary crossed the North Sea with eleven companions to bring the Gospel. From that time on, Frisian pilgrims regularly visited Rome. The old name for the people from the Low Countries who came to Rome has remained in use ever since.A colony of Frisians was living in Rome as early as the 8th century. The Schola of the Frisians is mentioned at the time of Pope Leo III's return to Rome in 799, at Charlemagne's visit in 800 and by Louis II of Italy in 844. In 845, the Frisians and the inhabitants of the other scholae defended Old St. Peter's Basilica and its neighborhood against a Saracen invasion. The schola was plundered nonetheless. Shortly after, the neighborhood was surrounded by a wall, remains of which can still be seen. Any pilgrim from the Frisian territory who came to Rome would stay in the Frisian hospice, the closest to the St Peter's.
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  • Just outside the big square in front of the sint Pieter is an amazing little church with a great story. One of the only two countries who have a church on grond of the Vatican is The Netherlands...  more »
  • This is the Dutch church one of many churches here.As you are in Rome to see history and Religion you can spend about few minutes here.  more »
  • La scala de li presciolosi. Around every corner in Rome, there is an ever ancient, ever new discovery. Here at the entrance of the church Santi Michele e Magno, just around the corner from the Vatican, there is one of the four 'scale sante' of Rome. This the the one for those in a hurry, 'li presciolosi' Done quickly, or better yet, slowly, one step at a time in meditation, these stairs and the church provide an excellent opportunity for deep contemplation...
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