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 inside the church and prayed.
The church's facade is in Baroque architectural style with its two bell towers.
|The facade of the Jesuit Church|
The church's interior is adorned with masterpiece paintings and ornate sculptures.
|The church's magnificent interior|
|The beautiful altar.|
|Nicely carved church pews|
|The ornate pulpit|
There are also magnificent paintings depicting biblical scenes as well as the significant events or personages of the Society of Jesus.
|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|
|Lead 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.|
The church is indeed worth a visit. It 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.