Our Lady of the Rosary Church, San Diego

Our Lady of the Rosary Church, San Diego

The Our Lady of the Rosary Church is located in a part of San Diego, California known as “Little Italy.” It was founded in 1921, in an effort to minister to the rising Italian population in the area. Father Sylvester Rabagliati became the first priest to the fledgling congregation.

The building was started two years later, and the project was completed in time for an inauguration in 1939. The Depression of the time made to hard to finish the project during the 1920s. Mass started here though in 1926, after the church was consecrated by the Bishop of Los Angeles of the day, the Most Reverend John Cantwell.

The building is done in Spanish style architecture. One of the most interesting works of art here is a canvas done for the ceiling and walls that depicts the Rosary. The canvas of the twelve Apostles is also worth seeing, and has won acclaim for sacred art. You will also want to see the beautiful piece called the Last Judgment. There is also a stunning painting depicting the Crucifixion of Jesus. The woodwork on the insight of the sanctuary is also quite classic of the Spanish style of architecture, so you will want to go and plan at least a hour to enjoy the artwork here.

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Sight Name: Our Lady of the Rosary Church
Sight Location: San Diego, USA
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk  

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