“Beauty, precisely because it opens up and broadens the horizons of human awareness, pointing us beyond ourselves, bringing us face to face with the abyss of Infinity, can become a path towards the transcendent, towards the ultimate Mystery, towards God. Art, in all its forms, at the point where it encounters the great questions of our existence, the fundamental themes that give life its meaning, can take on a religious quality, thereby turning into a path of profound inner reflection and spirituality.”
(Speech delivered to artists by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009)


Tuesday 20th November 2018

San Benedetto and the Abbeys within Fabriano’s territory

Lecturer: Father Ugo Paoli OSB (Monastero di San Silvestro – Monastery of San Silvestro)

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Women’s Monasticism across the inland

Lecturer: Prof. Mirella Cuppoletti (Scientific High School ‘V.Volterra, Fabriano’)

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Saint Romuald and the Camaldolesi Order

Lecturer: Father Cesare Bovinelli OSB (Camaldolese Monastery of Fonte Avellana)

Tuesday 27th November 2018

San Silvestro, Monastic Reformer

Lecturer: Father Lorenzo Sena OSB (Monastery of San Silvestro)

Thursday 29th November 2018

The Abbeys of San Vittore delle Chiuse and Santa Croce dei Conti Atti: excellent witnesses of Marche’s Romanesque Age

Lecturers: Prof. Arianna Bardelli and Lucia Panetti (Art Historians)

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