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Chiesa parrocchiale Corpus Domini

Viale Lincoln, 7 - 40139 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 540017

Reference maps: M-12

Date of last update: 25/05/2016, 13:30

The Corpus Domini Parish was erected in 1975 by the Cardinal Poma. It is situated in the south east part of Bologna (Fossolo 2) and it has now completed its definitive church, designed by the architect Umberto Spagnoli. Following two years of construction work, the church was first used for the cult on the Christmas Eve of 2009. For more than 30 years the Parish had a temporary building serving as church, but finally Mons. Aldo Calanchi and the community managed to build a new church beautiful to look upon and easily recognizable as place of worship.

The study of the presbytery and the works of liturgical art have been entrusted to one of the greatest contemporary artists spiritual art: the Jesuit Father Marko Ivan Rupnik.
Since December 2009 the church has a chancel, with its altar, the seat and lectern, designed by p. Rupnik, assisted by the architect Paolo Marciani.

The mosaic work decorating the sanctuary, inaugurated the March 1st, 2013, completely covers the three apse walls and has an area of about 250 square meters. Topics include the title of Corpus Christi, right in this parish church, then the Eucharist from the memorial, which is the blessed passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.

The scenes mosaic representing the Crucifixion with Mary and John the Apostle under the cross, Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac, the offer of Mechìsedek, the disciples of Emmaus, the shipwreck of St. Paul and the Glory of Paradise (in which they are represented, in addition to the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist, St. Pio Pietrelcina and St. Clelia Barbieri, all between the two archangels Raphael and Michael).

Monday - Sunday: 8,30am - 7,30pm.

During the religious services, the tourist visit could be limited or suspended. Opening times can be subjected to little changes.

Corpus Domini parish church in Bologna and the mosaic by Marko Ivan Rupnik

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