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Church of Our Lady Mother of Men

Caracteristics

Original name:

Igreja de Nossa Senhora Mãe dos Homens

Kind of building:

Church

Religion:

Catholic

Main style:

Neoclassical

Original building erected:

1758

Current building erected:

1856

Supporting entity:

*** We are working to obtain this information.

Celebrations:

*** We are working to obtain this information.

Mass times:

*** We are working to obtain this information.

The History

It has its origin in a street oratory, in the possession of two brothers, where a large number of devotees, from the end of the seventeenth century, came to meet frequently, to pray the rosary.

With the foundation of the Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Mother of Men in 1750, it was decided to construct its own headquarters, on land adjacent to the oratory, in Rua da Alfândega. Eight years later the construction of the church began, which would only be completed in 1803, 53 years later.

The facade was redone in 1856.

Curiosities
  • O terreno que fica nos fundos da igreja e que vai até a Avenida Presidente Vargas (onde foi construído um prédio), era onde ficava o cemitério da igreja, que foi extinto em 1850.

  • A devoção à Santíssima Virgem Maria, invocada como Nossa Senhora Mãe dos Homens, é originária da cidade de Lisboa, Portugal, no século XVIII. 

Photos - Old Ones
Photos - Inside
Photos - Outside
How to get there?

Nearest subway station:

Uruguaiana (about 951 ft)

Use the subway! Get off at Uruguaiana Station. There you should look for the "A - Uruguaiana" exit.

Exactly in front of the exit will be Alfândega Street, a straight line will take you to the church, which will be on the left side of the street. All it takes is to cross Rio Branco Avenue and Quitanda Street.

Social Networks and Other
Location

Address:

Rua da Alfândega, 54

Phone:

(21) 2253-0665

eMail:

None

Website:

www.maedoshomens.com

Open hours:

Monday to friday, from 7 am to 3 pm

Saturdays, from 9 am to 12 am

Sundays, from 9 am to 1 pm

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  • 1.312ft -Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário e São Benedito dos Homens Pretos

  • 1.312ft - Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo

  • 1.476ft - Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Sé

  • 2.132ft - Igreja de São José

Bibliographic reference

MAURICIO, Augusto. Igrejas Históricas do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro: Livraria Kosmos Editora / SEEC/RJ, 1978.

Site "Viva Nossa Senhora!". 30 mai 2009. Disponível em: http://vivanossasenhora.blogspot.com/2009/05/nossa-senhora-mae-dos-homens-rio-de.html. Acesso em: 11 jan 2020.

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