Art and History
Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Philip Martyr Church was an initiative of Pope Pius XII who wanted a place of worship dedicated to Our Lady of Gaudalupe in Rome for Mexicans as well as for all the peoples of America. Our Lady of Guadalupe was declared patroness of the Americas in 1910 by Pope Pius X. The Church in her honor in Rome was given the title of minor basilica by St. John Paul II.
Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Philip Martyr Church was built between 1955-1958 and was officially dedicated as a parish on September 22, 1960.
Behind the altar in the apse, adorned with mosaic, the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe takes center stage. Surrounding the nave, in mosaic, you can find the images of Mary venerated by the different peoples of the Americas.
Also in the nave, is the Via Crucis made by the artist Luigi Enzo Mattei, sculptor of the “Body of the man of the Holy Shroud”.
Adjacent to the Church, are the different rooms used for catechesis as well as a small auditorium which can be used as a conference hall or small theatre and a turf mini-soccer field.
Hospitality for Pilgrims
Pilgrims from all countries, especially from the Americas, are welcome to visit during their time in Rome. There is the possibility of organizing the celebration of the Holy Mass as well as Eucharistic Adoration. There is also the possibility of using the class rooms, the small auditorium, as well as the sports facilities.
The parish is located at Via Aurelia 675 (one of the main roads used between the Vatican and the Fiumicino airport, 20 min away). The Via Aurelia is Exit 1 off of the Grande Raccordo Anulare (the main freeway around the city of Rome). The metro Cornelia (A line) is 1.5 km from the Church.
For more information and reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the dates, times and number of pilgrims, nationality/language, as well as any other needs you may have during your visit.