• Apse of Il Gesu 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Close up of pulpit 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Close up of vault fresco 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Here the name of Jesus is all but inaccessible, hid by His light with only the cross and the perhaps an in hoc Signum, the inaccessible name being surrounded by heavenly hosts while at a greater distance mortals look on ...
    • Conversion of barbarians 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Here we have barbarians adoring the faith.
    • High altar 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A more recent addition to the apse.
    • High altar with fresco by Alessandro Capalti 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The high altar is decorated with coloured marbles and depicts the Circumcision by Alessandro Capalti (1842).
    • Il Gesu 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The façade is by Giacomo della Porta, completed between 1568-75. It is the principle Jesuit church in Rome, built at the expense of Alessandro Farnese.
    • Nave of Il Gesu 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The interior of the church was designed by Vignola.
    • Nave with pulpit 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Jesuits were a teaching order with a pulpit strategically located in the middle of the nave.
    • Religion triumphing over heresy 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Note the cherub tearing pages out of a heretical book on the right.
    • Side chapel dedicated to St. Ignatius Loyola 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      St. Ignatius stands astride a terrestrial globe of lapis lazuli while on either side are marble groups representing religion (Roman) triumphing over heresy.
    • Vault fresco 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The vault fresco by Battista is the Triumph of the Name of Jesus, giving full baroque play to inviting the worshipper to ascend through the ceiling into heaven itself while angels descend from the ceiling to assist in the ...