Church of Gesù e Maria (today S. Caterina), Sassari, 1579–1609

Burke, Juan Luis

The Society of Jesus officially established, on September 1, 1562, its first educational institution in the city of Sassari: The College of Gesù e Maria. Its church building, built between 1579 and 1609, was originally a part of the Jesuit College complex, which included an adjacent building that today houses the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Sassari. The complex remained in the Society of Jesus’ care until 1767, when the Jesuit order was expelled from the Spanish territories. The church was then re-dedicated to Santa Caterina, as it is known today.

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Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Spanish Italy & the Iberian Americas
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October 12, 2022


Preferred Citation: Burke, Juan Luis. “Church of Gesù e Maria (Today S. Caterina), Sassari, 1579–1609.” Spanish Italy & The Iberian Americas. New York, NY: Columbia University, 2020. [].