Location on North Colonnade

21. St. Macrina
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

Location Area
North Colonnade - Curved Arm

The Square

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Colonnade Saints
Floorplan #2

The History

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St Macrina of Cappadocia
Born - c 330
Died - 19 July 379 

Feastday - 19 July

Statue created - 1668
Installed along with 16 others between July and December 1668.

Sculptor - unknown
Though similarities exist between St Ephrem (23) and St Fausta (35), the sculptor can not be identified, perhaps because of poor artistic standing.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The young saint dressed in tunic and cloak looks to the sky.  The right hand is on her chest and the left is holding a book.

St Macrina, also called the younger, was the sister of  St Basil and St Gregory of Nyssa.  Her grandmother was St Macrina the Elder.  

Saints on North Colonnade

21. Macrina
20. Dominic
19. Francis of Assisi

Saints on North Colonnade
Around the Entrance
Alexander VII Coat of Arms

27. Fabiola
26. Febronia
25. Mark-Evangelist
24. Mary of Egypt
23. Ephraim
22. Theodosia
21. Macrina
20. Dominic


Roma Sacra - San Pietro in Vaticano, Itineraries 21-22, ©Fabbrica of St. Peter's, July 2001
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli ©1987 by de Luca Editore


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