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Facade Inscription

De Celo
Respice Svper Domv Hanc
Qva Edificavimvs
AD GLORIAM NOMINIS TVI
1729
7BRIS
From the heaven
 
look on this house
 
that we have built
 
TO THE GLORY OF YOUR NAME
 
1729
 
SEPTEMBER.
The marble plaque that is near the main entrance to the church (on the right as you enter)
recalls the Crowning of the Icon of the Madonna di Pia.



Translation

Shine  over time the eighth day of September  1920, in which the most distinguished  image depicted of the Divine Infante with his Mother Pia was, by decree  of the Vatican Chapter, surrounded by a golden crown, from the hands of  the Most Eminent Cardinal of Santa Romana Church Alfonso  Mistrangelo, archbishop of Florence, Legate of the Supreme Pontiff, in  the presence of several  Bishops and Benedictine Abbots, with a great  participation of Clergy and people, also coming from distant parishes.
The marble stone which is near the main entrance of the Church (to the left of the entrance)
remember the Dedication to the divine Worship of our church.


Translation

+ To the perpetual memory of the event +
On 5 June, in the year 1910 the Bishop Giuseppe Scatti
with a solemn rite, consecrated together with the high altar
this temple
in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary Assumed into Heaven,
between the chants of the monks and in the presence of the clergy and of the people
of Finale and the bordering areas.
Plaque commemorating an ancient naval bombardment

						
Two large bowls are walled in the left wall,
in front of the balustrade of the third altar on the right
(San Benedetto)
The tombstone says:
To the Mother of God
Tutor of the Marquisate Finalese
Among the more than 209 incendiary iron bullets that on
September 29, 1745 an English fleet fired to damage the population and the houses, this Cenobio
 - for peculiar preserved gift - offers a couple to the Mother of God, 
protector of the Marquisate Finalese, to perpetual testimony of thanks.
D.D.D. = Dedit Dedicavit Donavit
He gave. He devoted. He Gifted.
In the corridor that leads from the adjacent altar to the sacristy there is a 
						similar plaque, altough less showy

WASHBASIN
From the sacristy you can access the sink,
the place where priests can wash their hands before the celebrations.
The ancient characters of the Latin inscription that we find there
make it difficult to read.
Give, Lord,
to my hands the strength
to eliminate any stain
so that without contamination of mind and body
can serve you validly).
A CAPTAIN OF THE XVII CENTURY
In the corridor that opens in front of the sink there is
a plaque dated 12 August 1638 written in Spanish
The damage suffered over the centuries does not allow
reconstruct the final part of the text well.

(Translation)
Captain Don Lorenzo della Montagna
he died on the beach of the Finale
12 August 1638
and his corpse was deposed
in this church of Our Lady of Pia
at the foot of the San Carlo altar
by order of the Mar [chese] of Monte Allegro his ...
(Here, against the wall, in 1600 there was an altar
dedicated to San Carlo Borromeo. Cardinal of Milan).
Postal Address:
Abbazia S. Maria di Finalpia
17024 Finale Ligure Pia (SV) Italy
Telephone +39 019 602 301  Fax: +39 019 604 9940
updated 15 October 2019
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