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Franciscan Museum of Sacred Art

The Franciscan Museum of Sacred Art, located in the Recife neighbourhood of Santo Antônio, is connected to the Golden Chapel and very close to Praça da República square.

Franciscan Museum of Sacred Art

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Last update: 30/03/2020

By: Cynthia Campos - Coordinator at Biblioteca Central Blanche Knopf

The Franciscan Museum of Sacred Art, located in the Recife neighbourhood of Santo Antônio, is connected to the Golden Chapel and very close to Praça da República square. From its collection are valuable pieces dating back to the liturgical heyday of Catholicism. Its Baroque collection, in particular, is located on the stairs, rooms and around the inner courtyard of the Third Order of St Francis. The following sacred pieces can be appreciated there:

St Francis of Ecstasy (18th century),
The Lord Crucified (1751),
St Francis (19th century),
Pope Honorius III (19th century),
Baroque pulpit of the Golden Chapel,
Our Lady of Mercy,
St Isabel (Queen of Portugal),
St Ives Doctor (patron of jurists), (from the Faculty of Law),
Our Lord of Good Counsel
St Anthony and Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (patrons of the arches that were demolished),
Via Sacra (in tile crosses),
Images of the Ash Procession (a total of 13, representing the Ascension of the Lord),
Ecclesiastical palanquin,
Ostensorial, censer, torches, candelabras, incense boat, missal holder, procession lanterns, frontals and sacred vestments.

On the main altar of the Franciscan Museum of Sacred Art, it is possible to observe the patron saint of St Francis of the Stigmata receiving the wounds of Jesus Christ. Below this image is the tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament. The altars, the lining and the pulpits were made in white and gold hoops. At the top of the pediment, there is a coat of arms of the Franciscan Order and on the frontispiece, made of white marble, a date is recorded: ANNO 1804.

 

 

Recife, 30 September 2003.
(Updated on 10 October 2008).
Translated by Peter Leamy, December 2016.

sources consulted

BARBOSA, Antônio. Relíquias de Pernambuco: guia aos monumentos históricos de Olinda e Recife. São Paulo: Fundo Educativo Brasileiro, 1983.

FRANCA, Rubem. Monumentos do Recife. Recife: Secretaria de Educação e Cultura, 1977.

SILVA, Leonardo Dantas. Pernambuco preservado: histórico dos bens tombados no Estado de Pernambuco. Recife: Ed. do Autor, 2002.

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Source: VAINSENCHER, Semira Adler. Museu Franciscano de Arte Sacra. Pesquisa Escolar Online, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife. Disponível em: <https://pesquisaescolar.fundaj.gov.br/en/>. Acesso em:dia  mês ano. Ex: 6 ago. 2009.