Photographer's Note

Abbey of Santa Croce in Sassovivo - FolignornSet among forests of oaks and olive trees offers, within its vast complex, important historical and artistic heritage and evocative architectural features: the Church, in which are preserved fragments of frescoes, the Crypt of St. Maron, hermit Syro-Babylonian He lived in the fourth century, to the Paradise Lodge with fragments of monochrome frescoes probably by Giovanni di Corraduccio, the splendid Romanesque cloister work of Roman master Pietro de Maria. Founded by Benedictine hermits around the year 1070, on the ruins of a pre-existing fortified residence of Monaldi, in the second half of the fifteenth century it passed to the Olivetan Benedictine Congregation. During the French Revolution, the monastery was partially closed in 1860, with the fall of the Papal States and secularization, its possessions were divided between public State Property, bishop's table and private. After the war they returned Benedictine thanks to a small group of monks Czechoslovaks fled the country, who remained in Sassovivo, led by Father Cyril Stavel, until the end of the 50s of last century. Between the late seventies and early eighties they began deep and complex restoration and consolidation works which lasted until the nineties. Since 1979, the bishop of Foligno awarded the abbey to the "Little Brothers" of the Jesus Caritas Community of Blessed Charles de Foucauld and the "Little Sisters" in the same community (the latter, however, were subsequently transferred). A Sassovivo the headquarters of the General Priory community.r

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15022 W: 131 N: 30969] (176590)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-01-07
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/0.6, 1/214 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2018-02-08 10:14
Viewed: 434
Points: 34
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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15022 W: 131 N: 30969] (176590)
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