St Roque's Church, Mdina

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St Roque Church
Our Lady of Light Chapel
Kappella ta San Rokku
St Roch's chapel in Mdina.jpg
St Roque Church is located in Malta
St Roque Church
St Roque Church
35°53′11.6″N 14°24′11.3″E / 35.886556°N 14.403139°E / 35.886556; 14.403139Coordinates: 35°53′11.6″N 14°24′11.3″E / 35.886556°N 14.403139°E / 35.886556; 14.403139
LocationMdina
CountryMalta
DenominationRoman Catholic
History
DedicationSaint Roch
Architecture
StyleBaroque
Administration
ArchdioceseMalta
Clergy
ArchbishopCharles Scicluna

The Chapel of St. Roque, also known as the Chapel of Our Lady of Light, is a Roman Catholic chapel located in Mdina, Malta.

Interior of the Chapel

History[edit]

The original chapel building that stood on the site, of the present church, existed in 1393 under the dedication of the Holy Cross. However, the chapel was demolished in 1681 and another dedicated to Saint Roque was built in the 18th century. By time this chapel became known as Our Lady of Light, as a consequence after a painting depicting the Virgin of Light was installed in the chapel.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mdina", Malta-Canada . Retrieved on 14 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Chapel of St Roque", Mdina Biennale . Retrieved on 14 April 2017.
  3. ^ "L-Imdina", Archdiocese of Malta . Retrieved on 14 April 2017.