Location on North Colonnade

56. St. Teresa
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

Location Area
Constantinian Wing

The Square

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Colonnade Saints
Floorplan #2

The History

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St. Teresa of Jesus
Born - 28 March 1515 in Avila
Died - 4 October 1582 in Salamanca

Feastday - 15 October
Canonized - 1622 by Pope Gregory XV

Statue Installed - c.1703
On 15 July 1702, Frugoni undertook the commission and delivered the statue on 6 September 1703.

Sculptor - Valerio Frugoni
In 1702 he received a down payment of 10 scudi, with the balance of 70 scudi in 1703.
Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
Her right hand holds a flaming heart, her traditional attribute. Her left hand is pressed against her habit, perhaps an allusion to transverberation.

Teresa was a Carmelite nun, author and prominent Spanish mystic. She is considered the founder of the Discalced Carmelites. She was named Doctor of the Church in 1970 by Paul VI. 


Saints on North Colonnade
Constantinian Wing

57. Juliana
56. Teresa

55. Francis de Sales
54. Francis Borgia

Saints on North Colonnade
Constantinian Wing

57. Juliana

56. Teresa


Roma Sacra - San Pietro in Vaticano, Itineraries 21-22, ©Fabbrica of St. Peter's, July 2001
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli ©1987 by de Luca Editore


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