1831 illustrated Italian receipt - mass for the dead (Rome)

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Io sottoscritto Sagrestano di S. Guiseppe de' Falegnami della Ven. Chisa di S. Pietro in Carcero ho ricevuto da _____Anna__annini 32 __.

Num. una Messa da celebrarsi nell' Altare de' SS. Apostoli Pietro, e Paolo, e SSMO (SAGRA DEL SANTISSIMO?) Crocifisso nell’ Sagre Carceri de' detti SS. Apostoli. Il quale Altare e stato privilegiato in perpetuo da S. Silvestro Papa colla liberazione di un' Anima dal Purgatorio per ciascuna Messa che vi si celibri.

Questo di 10 gennaio 1831

Costantino Falciono - Custode

Approximate translation:

I signed Sacristan of St. Joseph of Carpenters of Venerable Church of St. Peter of Prison I received from ____Anna__annini 32 __.

One mass to be celebrated the Altar of Sainted Apostles Peter and Paul, and Feast of the Blessed crucifix in sacred Prison of said Sainted Apostles. Who Altar and privileged status in perpetuity by Pope St. Sylvester ___ release of a Soul from Purgatory for each Mass that there is celebrated.

This January 10, 1831

Costantino Falciono - guardian


Vertical and horizontal folds. Yellowing along edges.

14.5 X 21 cm


San Giuseppe dei Falegnami (Italian, "St. Joseph of the Carpenters") is a Roman Catholic church, located in the Forum in Rome, Italy.

In 1540, the Congregation of the Carpenters had leased the former church of San Pietro in Carcere which was located over the Mamertine Prison, which by legend had held Saint Peter and Saint Paul.[1] By 1597 work began on the new church, dedicated to the patron saint of Carpenters, St. Joseph. The initial architect was Giacomo della Porta. Work continued after 1602 under the direction of Giovanni Battista Montano, who designed the facade and at his death (1621) by his pupil Giovanni Battista Soria. The church was completed in 1663 by Antonio Del Grande. The church was restored in 1886 with the construction of a new apse.

In the 1930s, the facade was raised above the floor to allow direct access to the prison below. The interior has a nave with two side chapels, they were decorated in the nineteenth century. Among the paintings is a Nativity (1651) by Carlo Maratta. Next to the church is an oratory, with a wooden ceiling, and the 16th century Chapel of the Crucifix, placed between the church floor and the ceiling below the Mamertine Prison.