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El Divino Salvador Church

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The church was built on the land donated by the company Nueva Sevilla to the Archdiocese of Seville. The first parish building was constructed in 1980-1981 with the remnants of prefabricated dwellings. It was demolished in February 1990, when the foundation stone of the current church was laid.

An inaugural mass was held on 21 December 1990. The new church was officially opened and blessed by the then Archbishop of Seville, Carlos Amigo Vallejo, who also celebrated the 25th anniversary mass of the church in 2015.

This church has a contemporary and functional design. It consists of a rectangular nave with two narrow aisles to either side.

The retable behind the altar houses the Tabernacle, which was made in Rome and blessed by Saint John Paul II, and a beautiful and impressive painting by the artist Luis Navas, depicting the face of our Lord Jesus Christ based on the Shroud of Turin. A wooden sculpture of Our Lady of the Hearth by Herbert Köstner (Italy) stands in the apse. The figure was donated by Pedro León. To the right is the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and also on one side is the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in silver relief, given to this parish church by Saint John Paul II.

 

The most relevant statues and titular images kept in the church:

  • The Christ of Health, donated to the parish by Esteban Sánchez Rosado, a Sevillian sculptor of religious artwork (2017).
  • Our Lady of the Angels, sculpture made and donated by Juan de la Cruz (2009)

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