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Santa Brigida, Rome

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Santa Brigida is a convent church dedicated to St Bridget of Sweden and the Swedish national church in Rome. It was also known as Santa Brigida a Campo de' Fiori since it was built on what was then part of Campo de' Fiori but is now the urbanistically distinct Piazza Farnese.HistoryA first building rose during the pontificate of Boniface IX (1389–1404) but was later abandoned. In 1513, Peder Månsson, later (1524) Bishop of Västerås in Sweden, erected a new church. It was officially granted to the Bishop of Uppsala by Pope Paul III (1534–1549).It was restored in the early 18th century by Pope Clement XI (1700–1721).In 1828, Pope Leo XII gave the convent and church to the Canons of Santa Maria in Trastevere. They did not have the means to restore it, and gave it to the Congregation of Holy Cross, a French congregation, in 1855. They restored the church and the rooms of St Bridget in 1857-1858.The next owner was a Polish branch of the Carmelite Order, to whom the convent and church was given in 1889. They held it until 1930, when it was returned to the Bridgittine Order.
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  • SANTA BRIGIDA was a superb church we chanced on as we were heading to The Drunken Ship Pub and what a great little find. Located in a lovely old square the church looks really ancient with its white....  more »
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  • Overlooking Piazza Farnese in the district regulates the church of Santa Brigida is the national church of the Swedes
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