Saint Rocco Church

Chiesa di San RoccoSaint Rocco Church, nowadays an orthodox Romanian parish, was erected in 1476 by order of some merchants living in Mestre. It was meant as a vow during a terrible plague. Originally the church hosted three confraternities: St Rocco, consecrated to the assistance of the infected, St Francesco di Paolo and Antonio di  Padova, both charity orders.

The façade and interior, of the XVI century, has a simple profile line, according to Franciscan architecture.
The main altar dating to 1726 is baroque.  During this year the building was also restored and the new altar was substituted with the previous wooden one.  The alter piece (1600s), represents two episodes from the life of St Rocco, and is traced back to Domenico Tintoretto.

Useful Information:

Visits:
morning: 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m.
afternoon: 4.00 p.m.- 7.00 p.m.
Celebration Times:
Winter (September to June)
Thursday
7.00 p.m. Holy Mass

Sunday
10.00 a.m. Eucharistic celebration in Romanian.  Greek-Catholic ritual
Summer (July to August)
no celebrations

Address:
via Manin - 30174 Mestre, Venezia
Telephone: (+39) 041983702 / (+39) 0415936090
Fax: (+39) 0415936090
Web: www.duomodimestre.it
Email: sanlorenzo@duomodimestre.it

 


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