Tuesday, January 19, 2010

After the Fascist Gift of Dissembling Catholic Rome: Make St. Ivo Again the Center of the University!

Rome's university was founded here by Pope Boniface VIII in 1303.  Then Mussolini and the crafty Fascist foray arrived on the scene and moved it from here to near Stazione Roma Termini. 

Mussolini has been dead for years.  Fascism and its redesign of Rome have been dead for years.  Now is the time to return the seat of the Rome university of La Sapienza here to its origin in the Palazzo della Sapienza and the Chiesa di Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza. 

St. Ivo, pray for this intention! 


  1. Absolutely! The site near Termini is pretty grim and unfitting for the majesty and prestige of this university. Also, I can't believe how difficult it is to gain access to this magnificent church of S. Ivo - about 1.5 hours on a Sunday morning, I think.

  2. Yeah, put it back, let's undo Mussolini's modernist boondoggle.

  3. I was very lucky to be with a group of students in Rome in early May, 2007 and we got to spend a couple of hours in St. Ivo. We didn't know it was open, just stumbled in. Too bad we didn't have J.P. Sonnen as our guide, we missed so much.