The exterior of the Santa Maria della Vittoria church, begun in 1605 as a chapel, is known for the masterpiece “Ecstasy of Saint Teresa” by noted Italian sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) in the Cornaro Chapel to the left of the high altar. May 24, 2017

The Fontana dell’Acqua Felice, also called the Fountain of Moses was built from 1585 to 1588 in Rome, Italy. May 24, 2017

The Fontana dell’Acqua Felice, also called the Fountain of Moses was built from 1585 to 1588 in Rome, Italy. May 24, 2017

The ceiling of the Santa Maria della Vittoria church depicting the Virgin Mary Triumphing over Heresy in Rome, Italy. May 24, 2017

Statue inside the Santa Maria della Vittoria church in Rome, Italy. May 24, 2017

It’s called the “Ecstasy of SaintTeresa” by noted Italian sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) in the Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome, Italy. The white marble sculpture is to the left of the high altar in the Cornaro Chapel. St. Teresa, a nun from Avila, Spain, described in her autobiography her religious experience, regarding her encounter with an angel who stabbed her with God’s arrow of fire, and the ecstasy she felt. May 24, 2017

A close-up of the altar inside the Santa Maria della Vittoria church, begun in 1605 as a chapel, in Rome, Italy. May 24, 2017

Statue inside the Santa Maria della Vittoria church in Rome, Italy. May 24, 2017

The life-size high relief of the witnesses or more like voyeurs, watching the swooning nun St. Teresa and the angel with the spear on the side wall of the Cornaro Chapel in the Santa Maria della Vittoria church in Rome, Italy. The men watching are the portraits of Cornaro family donors. May 24, 2017

A close-up of the Corner family donors in the side wall Corner Chapel in the Santa Maria della Vittoria church in Rome, Italy. May 24, 2017

A close-up of the “Ecstasy of SaintTeresa” by noted Italian sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) in the Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome, Italy.

The interior of the Santa Maria della Vittoria church, begun in 1605 as a chapel, is known for the masterpiece “Ecstasy of Saint Teresa” by noted Italian sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). May 24, 2017

Statue inside the Santa Maria della Vittoria church in Rome, Italy. May 24, 2017

The church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, also called Our Lady of Victory, to the left and the Fontana dell’Acqua Felice also called the Fountain of Moses in Rome, Italy. May 24, 2017

A close-up of the statue of Moses at the Fontana dell’Acqua Felice, also called the Fountain of Moses, which was built from 1585 to 1588 in Rome, Italy. May 24, 2017

A close-up of one of the sculptures of the Fontana dell’Acqua Felice, also called the Fountain of Moses, in Rome, Italy. May 24, 2017