Location on North Colonnade

49. St. Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

Location Area
North Constantinian Wing

The Square

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Colonnade Saints
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The History

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St. Mary Magdalene of Pazzi
Born - 2 April 1566
Died - 25 May 1607 in Florence, Italy

Feastday - 25 May
Canonized - 1669 by Pope Clement IX

Statue created - c.1703
Coscia delivered the statue 2 August 1703.

Sculptor - Giulio Coscia
During 1703 he received a balance of 80 scudi. 
This is the only known work of the sculptor.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
Depicted in Carmelite habit, her right hand indicates the heart, perhaps alluding to the mystical exchange with Christ. In her left hand is a flowering branch, perhaps roses which is her traditional attribute.

Mary Magdalene was a Calced Carmelite mystic, born into a wealthy Florentine family. She experienced raptures and ecstasies through much of her life.


Saints on North Colonnade
Constantinian Wing

50. Susanna

49. Mary Magdalene of Pazzi

48. George

47. Frances of Rome

Saints on North Colonnade

Sunday Noon Angelus

Mary Magdelene of Pazzi
on Far Left


Roma Sacra - San Pietro in Vaticano, Itineraries 21-22, ©Fabbrica of St. Peter's, July 2001
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