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Entrace to Madre del Buon Consiglio, Capodimonte, Naples, Italy
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   If you had just been maried in the Church of Madre del Buon Consiglio, you would exit to find you car waiting for you at the bottom of these stairs.

   The Church of Madre del Buon Consiglio (or Basilica dell'Incoronata Madre del Buon Consiglio or Maria del Buon Consiglio) (Italian: Uncrowned Mother of Good Counsel) is a Roman Catholic church in Naples, Italy. It is located on the hillside leading up to the Capodimonte palace and art museum and is visible from many quarters of the city.


History

The church has its roots in two miracles observed by local girl Maria di Gesù Landi (21 January 1861 – 26 March 1931). Known for her devotion to Our Lady of Good Counsel (Madonna del Buon Consiglio), she created a painting of the saint in 1884, which apparently stopped an outbreak of cholera in the city in that year. 22 years later, the same painting appeared to clear the ash clouds from the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Vincenzo Vecchio designed the church in imitation of St. Peter's in Rome. The church was constructed between 1920 and 1940, on top of the ancient Catacombs of San Gennaro. It has become the destination of pilgrimages in the name of Maria di Gesù Landi. The church houses a number of works of art rescued from closed, damaged, or abandoned houses of worship in the city.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madre_del_Buon_Consiglio

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