Museo delle Anime dei Defunti


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This macabre collection, attached to the neo-Gothic church of Sacro Cuore di Gesù in Prati, contains hand- and fingerprints left on the prayer books and clothes of the living by dead loved ones, to request masses to release their souls from purgatory. Begun just over a century ago, the collection includes an incandescent handprint supposedly left by Sister Clara Scholers on the habit of a fellow-nun in Westphalia in 1696, and scorched bank notes left by a dead soul outside a church where he wanted a mass said.

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Museo delle Anime dei Defunti details

Lungotevere Prati 12

Area Rome

Transport Bus 23, 30Exp, 34, 40Exp, 49, 70, 80Exp, 81, 87, 280, 492, 913, 926 .

Telephone 06 6880 6517

Open July-mid Sept 7-10am, 5.30-7.30pm daily. Mid Sept-June 7-11am, 4.30-7.30pm daily.

Admission free.

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