HOME
The Info List - Domus Sanctae Marthae





Coordinates: 41°54′2″N 12°27′12″E / 41.90056°N 12.45333°E / 41.90056; 12.45333

Domus Sanctae Marthae

The Domus Sanctae Marthae
Domus Sanctae Marthae
seen from the dome of St. Peter's Basilica

Location on a map of Vatican City

General information

Type Residence, guesthouse

Architectural style Modern

Country Vatican City

Coordinates 41°54′2″N 12°27′12″E / 41.90056°N 12.45333°E / 41.90056; 12.45333

Completed 1996

Opened 1996

This article is part a series on the

Vatican City

History

Duchy of Rome
Duchy of Rome
533–751 Donation of Pepin
Donation of Pepin
750s Papal States
Papal States
754–1870

Annates Congregation for Borders

Capture of Rome
Capture of Rome
1870 "Prisoner in the Vatican" 1870–1929 Lateran Treaty
Lateran Treaty
1929 Vatican City
Vatican City
1929–present

2010 Vatican sex scandal

History of the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
since 1962 History of the Papacy Roman Historical Institutes Savoyard Era Vatileaks scandal Vatican Historical Museum Vatican City
Vatican City
during World War II

Law

Acta Apostolicae Sedis Fundamental Law of Vatican City
Vatican City
State Capital punishment in Vatican City Crime in Vatican City Lateran Treaty Legal status of the Holy See Temporal power of the papacy Tribunal of Vatican City
Vatican City
State (Alperin v. Vatican Bank) (Doe v. Holy See) LGBT rights in Vatican City Pontifical Swiss Guard Corps of Firefighters of the Vatican City
Vatican City
State Corps of Gendarmerie of Vatican City

Politics and government

Archives Association of Vatican Lay Workers Pontifical Commission for Vatican City
Vatican City
State

President Pontifical Commission

Secretariat for Communications

Holy See
Holy See
Press Office L'Osservatore Romano
L'Osservatore Romano
( Vatican City
Vatican City
newspaper) L'Osservatore della Domenica List of newspapers in Vatican City Vatican Radio
Vatican Radio
lawsuit Vatican Information Service .va
.va
( Vatican City
Vatican City
internet sites) Vatican Publishing House Vatican Radio Vatican Television Center

Secretariat of State

Cardinal Secretary of State

Fabric of Saint Peter Foreign relations of the Holy See

List of diplomatic missions of the Holy See Holy See–Israel relations Holy See–Italy relations Holy See–Palestine relations Papal apocrisiarius

Governorate of Vatican City

Governor of Vatican City

Military of Vatican City Noble Guard College of Cardinals Vical General

Culture

Vatican Museums Vatican Library Music of Vatican City

Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel
Choir

Languages of Vatican City Women in Vatican City Vatican Christmas Tree Vatican City
Vatican City
football team Vatican Cricket Team Papal Concert to Commemorate the Shoah Postage stamps and postal history of Vatican City Public holidays in Vatican City Pontifical Academy of Sciences Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences The Story of the Vatican, 1941 documentary

Symbols

Flag

List of Papal Flags

Anthem Coats of arms of the Holy See
Holy See
and Vatican City 00120
00120
(Vatican postcode) Papal tiara

Papal coronation

Buildings/Geography

Apostolic Nunciature Apostolic Palace Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Borgia Apartments Bramante Staircase Domus Sanctae Marthae Fountains of St. Peter's Square Gardens of Vatican City Geography of Vatican City Gregorian Tower Mater Ecclesiae (monastery) Monument to the Royal Stuarts Palace of the Holy Office Palazzi Pontifici Papal Apartments Saint Peter's Basilica Saint Peter's Square Saint Peter's tomb Lateran Basilica Lateran Palace Leonine City Niccoline Chapel Old St. Peter's Basilica Papal tombs Papal tombs
Papal tombs
in Old St. Peter's Basilica Paul VI Audience Hall Tomb of the Julii Torre San Giovanni Scala Regia Via della Conciliazione Vatican Climate Forest Vatican Heliport Vatican Hill Vatican Necropolis Papal Concert to Commemorate the Shoah Postage stamps and postal history of Vatican City Public holidays in Vatican City Vatican Secret Archives St. Peter's Baldachin Sala Regia San Pellegrino in Vaticano Sant'Anna dei Palafrenieri Santa Maria della Pietà in Camposanto dei Teutonici Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope Vatican Observatory Vatican Pharmacy Bibliotheca Palatina Cappella Giulia Cappella Paolina Cardinal Secretary of State Casina Pio IV Circus of Nero Redemptoris Mater Chapel Saints Martin and Sebastian of the Swiss Santo Stefano degli Abissini Santo Stefano degli Ungheresi Teutonic Cemetery Cortile del Belvedere Passetto di Borgo Porta San Pellegrino

Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums Gallery of Maps Gallery of Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel
ceiling Collection of Modern Religious Art Raphael Rooms Redemptoris Mater Chapel Restoration of the Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel
frescoes Sistine Chapel Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel
ceiling The Last Judgment by Michelangelo

Economy

Institute for the Works of Religion Telephone numbers in Vatican City Tourism in Vatican City Transport in Vatican City Rail transport in Vatican City Secretariat for the Economy Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See Vatican euro coins Vatican lira Properties of the Holy See

Papacy

Pope

Popemobile

Catholic Church

Latin
Latin
Church

Holy See

Diocese of Rome Roman Curia

Universi Dominici Gregis Papal conclave
Papal conclave
(Papal elections) Papal household

Papal Gentleman

Prefecture of the Pontifical Household

Outline, Index Vatican City
Vatican City
portal

v t e

The Domus Sanctae Marthae
Domus Sanctae Marthae
( Latin
Latin
for Saint Martha's House; in Italian, Casa Santa Marta) is a building adjacent to St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica
in Vatican City. Completed in 1996, during the reign of Pope
Pope
John Paul II, it is named after Saint Martha the hospitable, who was a sibling to Saints Mary and Lazarus of Bethany. The building functions as a guest house for clergy having business with the Holy See, and as the hotel residence of the members of the College of Cardinals
College of Cardinals
when they are participating in a Papal Conclave to elect a new Pope. Pope
Pope
Francis
Francis
has made it his home since his election in March 2013, declining to use the Papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace.

Contents

1 Building and facilities 2 Previous structure 3 Conclave use 4 Papal residence 5 References

Building and facilities[edit]

Domus Sanctae Marthae
Domus Sanctae Marthae
is located in the southern part of Vatican City

Pope
Pope
John Paul II, after participating in two conclaves, decided to make the process more comfortable and less strenuous on the elderly cardinals, and commissioned the construction of Domus Sanctæ Marthæ. He specified it would serve for conclaves and at other times be available to "ecclesiastical personnel serving at the Secretariat of State and, as far as possible, at other Dicasteries of the Roman Curia, as well as to cardinals and bishops visiting Vatican City
Vatican City
to see the Pope
Pope
or to participate in events and meetings organized by the Holy See."[1] Laymen have stayed there as well.[2] Italian environmental groups, joined by Italian politicians, protested against the construction because it would block the view of St. Peter's Basilica enjoyed from some nearby apartments. The head of the Vatican's Department of Technical Services contended that it would be lower in height than many neighborhood buildings and rejected challenges to the Vatican's right to build within its borders.[3] The hotel cost $20 million, with $13 million initially pledged by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, casino owner John E. Connelly, who later received a contract to sell copies of Vatican art in the United States. Connelly did not fulfill his initial financial commitment after his business encountered financial setbacks. His art contract was also rescinded after he failed to extend his marketing efforts beyond Pittsburgh.[4] Connelly proposed Louis D. Astorino, a Pittsburgh-based architect, to design the building. When his design was rejected, Astorino remained as supervisory architect and designed the adjacent Chapel of the Holy Spirit.[5] The chapel occupies a site between the Leonine Wall
Leonine Wall
and the guesthouse proper.[6] The five-story building contains 106 suites, 22 single rooms and one apartment. It is run by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul.[1] Its amenities include furnished bedrooms, lavatories, and studies for each occupant. Dining facilities and personal services are also offered. Mary Ann Glendon, U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See
Holy See
from 2008 to 2009, described the accommodations as "comfortable, but by no means deluxe".[2] Previous structure[edit] Pope
Pope
Leo XIII had the St. Martha Hospice built in 1891, on the site now occupied by the Domus, when it was feared that the cholera epidemic of that time might reach Rome. After it did not, the building was used to provide services to the sick of Rome's Borgo and Trastevere neighborhoods and as a hospice for pilgrims. Electricity was provided in 1901, and a chapel added in 1902. Medical services expanded to cover priests and Swiss Guards. During World War II
World War II
the building was used by refugees, Jews, and ambassadors from countries that had severed diplomatic relations with Italy.[7] At the end of the war, Pope
Pope
Pius XII greeted 800 Roman children who breakfasted at St. Martha Hospice after receiving their First Communion.[8] It served as a home where senior clerics could live their last years.[9] Increasingly it served as a residence for clerics assigned to Vatican offices.[7] Conclave use[edit] Pope
Pope
John Paul II's Apostolic Constitution
Apostolic Constitution
Universi Dominici gregis
Universi Dominici gregis
of 22 February 1996 changed the rules governing papal conclaves to house the cardinal electors and certain staff at the Domus Sanctae Marthae and it has been used for the conclaves of 2005[10] and 2013.[11] As at previous conclaves, the cardinal electors were assigned rooms by lot. All radios, television sets and telephones were disconnected, in accordance with regulations which call for the cardinals to be secluded from the outside world. In earlier conclaves they lived in the Apostolic Palace, sleeping on cots in makeshift spaces throughout the palace, some within hallways and offices, often divided from one another by a sheet hanging on a rope. They shared common bathrooms, often with ten cardinals assigned to each. Papal residence[edit]

Pope
Pope
Francis
Francis
enters Domus Sanctae Marthae

On 26 March 2013, the Vatican announced that Pope
Pope
Francis
Francis
would not move into the papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace. He is the first pope not to live in the Papal Apartments
Papal Apartments
on the third floor of the Apostolic Palace
Apostolic Palace
since Pope
Pope
Saint Pius X occupied them in 1903. He uses the palace suite there as his office. He remained for a time in the room he was assigned by lot at the start of the conclave that elected him and then moved to Suite 201 of Domus Sanctae Marthae. He says morning Mass and takes communal meals in the residence.[12] Pope Francis
Francis
explained his decision saying: "The residence in the Apostolic Palace is ... large and made with good taste, but not luxurious.... It is large, but the entrance is narrow. Only one person at a time can get in and I cannot live alone. I must live my life with others."[13] He occupies a bedroom furnished with basic necessities, a wooden standing Crucifix, along with a petite statue of Our Lady of Luján, the Marian patroness of Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Outside the Papal bedroom are two Pontifical Swiss Guards
Pontifical Swiss Guards
guarding the vicinity, operating day and night shifts, and a statue of Saint Joseph
Saint Joseph
under which the pontiff places prayer requests.[14] References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Domus Sanctae Marthae.

^ a b "The St. Martha Foundation" (Press release). Catholic News Service/Vatican Press Office. April 2005. Retrieved 24 January 2014.  ^ a b "Kissinger in conclave at Vatican". Catholic News. 30 April 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2014.  ^ Thavis, John (2013). The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church. New York City: Viking. pp. 121–2. ISBN 978-0-670-02671-5.  ^ Rodgers-Melnick, Ann (9 January 2001). "Connelly's plan to market replicas never took hold beyond Pittsburgh". Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette. Retrieved 24 January 2014.  ^ "New Vatican Chapel Designed By Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Architect". KDKA News. CBS Local. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014.  ^ "Chapel of the Holy Spirit". Astorino. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2014.  ^ a b Sodano, Angelo (11 December 2004). "Homily: 120 Years of Witness by the Sisters of Charity". Secretariat of State. Retrieved 24 January 2014.  ^ "800 Poor Children Received by Pope". The New York Times. 7 May 1945. Retrieved 24 January 2014.  ^ "Aide to Pope
Pope
Dies at 62". The New York Times. 13 May 1956. Retrieved 24 January 2014.  ^ "Cardinals assembled to elect a pope". The New York Times. 18 April 2005. Retrieved 4 April 2013.  ^ Wangsness, Lisa (8 March 2013). "Conclave to select next pope to start Tuesday". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 24 January 2014.  ^ Wooden, Cindy (26 March 2013). " Pope
Pope
Francis
Francis
to live in Vatican guesthouse, not papal apartments". National Catholic Reporter. Catholic News Service. Retrieved 24 January 2014.  ^ "The Pastoral Geopolitics of the Domus Sanctae Marthae". Inside the Vatican. January 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2017.  ^ "Those little prayers Francis
Francis
slips under his St. Joseph statue", La Stampa, April 30, 2014

v t e

Pope
Pope
Francis

Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 17 December 1936 Archbishop of Buenos Aires
Archbishop of Buenos Aires
(1998–2013) Pope
Pope
(2013–present)

Events

Resignation of Pope
Pope
Benedict XVI 2013 conclave Inauguration People declared venerable People beatified Canonizations Meeting with Patriarch Kirill Cardinals created 2014 Synod of Bishops U.S.–Cuban Thaw Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Women's Diaconate Order of Malta leadership

Constitutions

Vultum Dei quaerere
Vultum Dei quaerere
(Seeking the Face of God) Veritatis gaudium
Veritatis gaudium
(The Joy of Truth)

Exhortations

Evangelii gaudium
Evangelii gaudium
(The Joy of the Gospel) Amoris laetitia
Amoris laetitia
(The Joy of Love)

Letters

Magnum principium
Magnum principium
(The Great Principle) Misericordia et misera
Misericordia et misera
(Mercy and Misery)

Encyclicals

Lumen fidei
Lumen fidei
(The Light of Faith) Laudato si'
Laudato si'
(Praise Be to You)

Related books

Pope
Pope
Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words On Heaven and Earth Pope
Pope
Francis: Life and Revolution The Dictator Pope

Visits

Philippines North America Kenya

People

Benedict ( Pope
Pope
emeritus) Alfred Xuereb
Alfred Xuereb
(former first personal secretary) Fabián Pedacchio
Fabián Pedacchio
(first personal secretary) Yoannis Lahzi Gaid
Yoannis Lahzi Gaid
(second personal secretary) Guido Marini
Guido Marini
(Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations) Georg Gänswein
Georg Gänswein
(Prefect of the Papal Household) Sergio Rubin
Sergio Rubin
(biographer) Antonio Quarracino
Antonio Quarracino
(preceding Archbishop of Buenos Aires)

Related

Coat of arms Eponyms Theology Domus Sanctae Marthae
Domus Sanctae Marthae
(residence) Wake Up! (2015 album) Francis: Pray for Me (2015 film) Chiamatemi Francesco
Chiamatemi Francesco
(2015 film)

Pope
Pope
portal Catholicism portal Category

v t e

Genres of modern architecture

Alphabetically

Art Deco Art Nouveau Bauhaus Blobitecture Brutalism Constructivism Contemporary Critical regionalism De Stijl Deconstructivism Expressionism Functionalism Futurism Googie High-tech International style Mid-Century modern Modernisme Neo-Futurism Neomodern New Classical New Objectivity Organicism Postconstructivism Postmodernism PWA Moderne Prairie School Rationalist-Fascist Stalinist Streamline Moderne Stripped Classicism Structuralism

By start year / decade

Modernisme
Modernisme
(1888–1911) Art Nouveau
Art Nouveau
(1890–1910) Prairie School
Prairie School
(1890s–1920s) Expressionism (1910–) De Stijl
De Stijl
(1917–1931) Bauhaus
Bauhaus
(1919–1933) Constructivism (1920–1932) New Objectivity (1922–1933) Streamline Moderne
Streamline Moderne
(1925–1950) Rationalist-Fascist (1920s–1930s) International style (1920s–1960s) Functionalism (1920s–1970s) Futurism (1920s–) Organicism (1920s–) Art Deco
Art Deco
(1910–1939) Postconstructivism
Postconstructivism
(1930s) PWA Moderne
PWA Moderne
(1933-1944) Stalinist (1930s–1950s) Googie (1940s–1960s) Mid-century modern
Mid-century modern
(1940s–1960s) Brutalism (1950s–1980s) Structuralism (1959–) Postmodernism (1960s–) Blobitecture
Blobitecture
(1960s–) Contemporary (1970s–) High-tech (1970s–) Critical regionalism
Critical regionalism
(1980s–) Deconstructivism
Deconstructivism
(1980s–) Neomodern
Neomodern
(1990s–) New Classical (1990s–) Neo-futurism
Neo-futurism
(2000s–)

Related articles

‹ The template below ( Vatican City
Vatican City
topics) is being considered for merging. See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus. ›

v t e

Vatican City articles

Sovereign territory of the  Holy See

History

History of the papacy Papal States Duchy of Rome Donation of Sutri Donation of Pepin "Prisoner in the Vatican" Lateran Palace Circus of Nero Old St. Peter's Basilica Savoyard era First Vatican Council Lateran Treaty Second Vatican Council

Geography

Apostolic Palace

Papal Apartments Raphael Rooms

Castel Gandolfo Domus Sanctae Marthae
Domus Sanctae Marthae
( Pope
Pope
Francis' residence) Gardens Mater Ecclesiae Monastery ( Pope
Pope
Emeritus Benedict XVI's residence) Paul VI Audience Hall

The Resurrection

Passetto di Borgo St. Peter's Basilica St. Peter's Square Saint Peter's tomb Sistine Chapel

ceiling

Vatican Hill Vatican Museums

Historical Museum Modern Religious Art

Vatican Necropolis St. Peter's Baldachin Cortile del Belvedere Bramante Staircase

Politics

Politics Pope

List of sovereigns

Elections Foreign relations Pontifical Commission Pontifical Council Government Roman Curia Secretariat of State Vicar General Law

Fundamental Law of Vatican City
Vatican City
State Crime

Military

Corpo della Gendarmeria Swiss Guard

Economy

Banking Communications

.va
.va
[Internet domain]

Secretariat for the Economy Tourism Transport

rail

Culture

Academy of Sciences

AT telescope observatory

Anthem Catholic Church Coats of arms Demographics Flag Languages Media

Holy See
Holy See
Press Office Secretariat for Communications Annuario Pontificio newspaper radio television information service News.va

Music National football team Philatelic and Numismatic Office Public holidays Vatican Cricket Team Vatican Library

film secret archives

Pope
Pope
portal Vatican City
Vatican City
portal Cathol

.