May 26th : Feast Day of St Philip Neri
May 26th is the feast day of St Philip Neri (1515-95), founder of the Oratorians.
St Philip Neri is interred in the Chiesa Nuova. There is a beautiful statue of the saint, the work of Alessandro Algardi (1598-1654), in the sacristy of the church.
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