Church of Our Lady of Liesse

Valletta, Malta

The Church of Our Lady of Liesse was built in 1740 on the site of a 17th-century church. The first stone of the Church of Our Lady of Liesse was laid down on 21 November 1620, in a ceremony attended by Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt and many other members of the Order of St. John. The church was built with funds donated by Fra Giacomo De Chess du Bellay, who was the Bailiff of Armenia.

The church was completely rebuilt by the Langue of France in 1740, and was blessed by Bartolomé Rull. The church was consecrated by Bishop Vincenzo Labini on 23 November 1806. The church was hit by German aerial bombardment in 1942 during World War II, but it was repaired and reopened on 21 February 1952. It was given to the Apostleship of the Sea on 15 September 1961.

The church is built in the Baroque style. It has a dome and a belfry which was designed by Francesco Zammit. It has three altars.

The titular painting of the church depicts a legend about three knights and Our Lady of Liesse, and it was painted by Enrico Arnaux. The relics of the martyr St. Generoso are stored in the church, and they were transferred there from the chapel of Fort Manoel. A statue of the Virgin Mary which had originally been located at Fort Saint Elmo is now found in a niche in the church.

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Liesse, Valletta, Malta
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Founded: 1740
Category: Religious sites in Malta

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Paul Ciprian (8 months ago)
Pretty nice church
Manwel Seychell (17 months ago)
My son got married in Ta liese Church And 2nd I'm from Valletta
Frank Agius (2 years ago)
Great place
Viktor Kovalev (2 years ago)
The TA Liesse church was built in 1620. Rebuilt in 1740 by order of the French knights. During World War II, it was heavily damaged and resumed work in 1952. The Ta Taese Church still operates today. One of the modes of transport that can be used to get into the church is carrotsina, which is a team that runs along the Valletta embankment.
Elizaveta Trukhanova (3 years ago)
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