In a previous post, I expressed my admiration for the Jesuits. When I attended the Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna, I was surprised to learn that the forum's venue Aula der Wissenschaften is just a stone's throw away from the Jesuit Church.
So I just passed by to pray and see the church's interior. The church indeed is worth a visit. You will see there magnificent paintings depicting biblical scenes as well as significant events or personages of the Society of Jesus.
The church's facade is in Baroque architectural style with its two bell towers. The church's interior is adorned with masterpiece paintings and ornate sculptures.
The church is grand by any measure for a university church as it serves the souls of the faithful within the auspices of the University of Vienna.
|The facade of the Jesuit Church|
|The church's magnificent interior|
|The church pews|
|The ornate pulpit|
|Madonna and the Child|
|The crucified Christ|
|St. Ignatius kneeling before Christ|
|St. Ignatius' vision of the Blessed Virgin|
|The founding of the Society of Jesus|
|The founders of the Society of Jesus|
|Led in prayer|
|The bishop and his priest|
|Scene at the temple|
|Magnificent depiction of heaven in trompe l'oeil style|
|Trompe l'oeil painting by Andrea Pozzo|
|Frescoes at the ceiling|
|The pipe organ|
|Office of the Jesuit Apostolate|
|Marker of the Jesuits Street|