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The abbey dedicated to St. Sylvester , located above Collepino (fraction of Spello) on the right side of the road leading to Mount Subasio. It is an ancient abbey - which now remain only a few remnants - founded , according to tradition , as a settlement hermitage by St. Romuald, in 1025 , but the first documentary attestation dates back some 50 years later ( 1083 ) .
It was originally a hermitage in 1150 and only the Pope Blessed Eugene III , submitted to the regular discipline of the Camaldolese . The monastery immediately assumed great power in the area of Spello and the underlying Valley Chiona : Alexander III in 1178 placed it under the direct protection of the Apostolic See , confirming at the same time , the massive real estate assets, including almost all of the churches in the territory of Spello . From it depended on many churches and chapels, including the monasteries of Vallegloria (v.) and St. Andrew, they have created , between Spello and Collepino , but also on urban churches of Santa Maria Maggiore and San Lorenzo di Spello of those San Rufino , San Claudio , San Severino , St. Peter's and other more distant .
Had famous abbots including Don Ugolino dei Conti di Segni , who became Pope Gregory IX ( 1227-1241 ) . More important was abbot Beltrando Don Raimondo de Got , Pope Clement V, who moved the papal seat to Avignon.
The first signs of an abrupt decline, however , date back to 1182 when the Emperor Henry IV took away the abbot of S. Sylvester jurisdiction over the churches of St. Spello Severino and S. Maria Maggiore , the gradual dismemberment of the monastic heritage , combined with devastation and contrasts, led to the final suppression of the Abbey ( 1236 ) by Gregory IX : the monks , on that occasion , were removed from their posts and replaced by regular clerics , while the real estate were divided between the monastery of Vallegloria of Spello and the monastery of St. Maria Inter Angelos of Spoleto. The reintegration of the monks in 1254, but the emergence of other contrasts between the abbots of Collepino , the nuns of Vallegloria and the Canons of Santa Maria Maggiore in Spello , continued to make life difficult for the abbey throughout the thirteenth century. The abbey retained jurisdiction over Collepino and the churches of St. John and Armenzano Collepino . In 1535 , after the rebellion headed by Baglioni , was transformed into a fortress by the rebels and was destroyed by order of Pope Paul III.
Following this , the privileges abbey represented the ring , seal, miter and pastoral staff , were attributed to the parish priests of Collepino them detained until 1875 . Which started on the road of abandonment and decay , the abbey experienced a resurgence in 1970 , when he began the restoration of what remained of the ancient monastic buildings and its area was built the chapel of the Transfiguration , still run by the community of small sisters of Mary , founded by Sister Teresa of the Eucharist. The interventions of restoration and reconstruction began at the end of the seventies , have yielded a structure almost entirely new as the old site there remained (and remains) that a portion of the presbytery , the crypt on the lower floor and the remains of a building towered likely bell tower. The present church is smaller than the original one ; during the fifteenth century amounted restoration work, from these it was possible to draw the footprint of the building which is of higher dimensions.
Every year , from May to September , the Little Sisters offer shelter to individuals and small groups who want to spend some days of meditation and prayer. The nuns are always available for interviews and spiritual direction. Guests are invited to participate in the daily prayer times of the community, have a total of eight cells.
A special thanks to her sister , of whom I do not know the name, which has allowed me to visit the remains of the church lighting up the lights . The interior is bare but full of mysticism , the high altar and set in a Roman sarcophagus of the third century after Christ in white marble, with the center of the image clipeata of the deceased, the bottom two theatrical masks , flanked by two genes funeral .
The apse is decorated with a fresco depicting the Madonna and Child (XIV century) .
The oldest architectural structure of the religious complex , is the crypt triastila , which still retains its primordial structure . The classroom is rectangular in shape , the cover is a primordial example of a solution to cruise, supported by three columns resting on capitals. One of the columns was perfectly smooth by the hands of the faithful, the Holy One who called to heal the hurt of the bones. The altar is made of a white marble top of the early Christian era on stone base .
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acevherli (240) 2013-10-07 7:16
Wonderful photo. Good colors.
Sonata11 (31197) 2013-10-07 10:02
really great POv to taken this picture of interior architecture. I like this composition and its execution. Well done and well see. Tfs.
Best regards, Barbara
Oceania (3199) 2013-10-07 10:57
Despite some noise (appear often the picture was taken in low light), the composition is neat. I suggest you reduce the size of picture a little bit.
Romano46 (11339) 2013-10-07 10:58
questa abbazia la ignoravo del tutto e già da quello che si vede in questa tua foto vale la pena metterla tra le mete da raggiungere per la grande semplicità e la grande spiritualità che traspira da questo ambiente.
Sei stato bravo a conciliare le diverse fonti di luce, oltretutto di varia intensità conciliando ottimamente tempo di scatto e apertura di diaframma.
Molto bello l'effetto di luce dietro l'altare al quale fanno da contorno le due aperture verso l'esterno.
Una bella foto ed un luogo da mettere in agenda.
Ciao e buona settimana
gojo (1317) 2013-10-07 11:16
Lovely light and fine details. Great composition.
carlo62 (19291) 2013-10-07 12:01
ero piccolo la prima volta che mi portarono a Spello, però mi rimase impressa, poi ci sono tornato altre volte, purtroppo solo per lavoro e non sono mai riuscito a visitarla come avrei voluto.
Questa chiesa, infatti, non la conoscevo.
La sua bellezza è legata alla sua architettura e alla sua storia, tutto concentrato in questa foto.
Fis2 (76896) 2013-10-07 12:13
I like frame and light.
dekanski (1053) 2013-10-09 14:15
This time the tiny objection:
I think there was no need for such a high ISO. Exposure time and f-stop are able to, at least, halve it. Thus the noise level is too high.
But still great!
Didi (51253) 2013-10-11 8:34
Intéressant éclairage spot au fond de cette vieille chapelle qui met en valeur l'hôtel
Un bon cadrage