Madonna del Buon Consiglio delle Suore Serve di Maria Addolorata is a mid 20th century private convent chapel at Via Giacomo Corradi 15 in the suburb of Monteverde Nuovo. This is in the Gianicolense quarter.

The chapel was being used as a public Mass centre by the parish of Trasfigurazione di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo, but this arrangement has ceased.

The dedication is to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under her aspect of Our Lady of Good Counsel.

History Edit

The Servite Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows (Suore Serve di Maria Addolorata) were founded at Nocera Inferiore by a Neapolitan called Emilia Addatis in 1872. She took the religious name of Maria Consiglia dello Spirito Santo.

The sisters are tertiaries, part of the Servite religious family, and have been involved in teaching and active charitable works. They are usually distinguished from similarly named congregations by the suffix di Nocera de' Pagani after the locality of their foundation.

They initially had diocesan approval, but became international in scope and so acquired papal approval in 1951. In the same year the administrative headquarters or Generalate was transferred from Nocera Inferiore to Rome.

In 2018, the Diocese listed Sr Teresa Pastore, the superior general, as the only sister of the congregation resident at Rome. The future of the convent must very dubious.

Appearance Edit

The Generalate occupies a four-storey semi-detached house in brick. The chapel has no distinguishing features, and in fact you can only tell that this is a convent by the plaque on the gatepost.

Liturgy Edit

In 2015, the chapel was not listed by the Diocese as an official public place of worship, but the sisters were allowing the parish of Trasfigurazione di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo to use it as a public Mass centre. The saying of private Masses in convent chapels is becoming problematic in the Diocese because of the shortage of priests.

Mass was celebrated on Sundays and Solemnities (only) at 9:30 and 11:00.

However, in 2018 this arrangement has stopped and it is unclear as to whether the chapel is still in use for the celebration of Mass.

External links Edit

Official diocesan web-page for congregation

Congregation's website

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