Sacro Monte Calvario, Domodossola

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The Sacred Mount Calvary of Domodossola is a Roman Catholic sanctuary on the Mattarella Hill, overlooking Domodossola . It is one of the nine Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.It was built in 1657 in response to the wishes of the Capuchin friars, Gioacchino da Cassano and Andrea da Rho. The chapels, dedicated to the Via Crucis, are positioned along a devotional route which starts on the outskirts of Domodossola and ends at the summit of Mount Mattarella. The sanctuary on the summit was consecrated in 1690 and in 1828 the philosopher priest, Antonio Rosmini, founded the Institute of Charity. Over the centuries the Sacred Mountain has undergone various modifications, rebuilding and restoration including, in 1957, the wooden statues in chapels 3, 5, 6 and 7.It is a stop-over on the CoEur devotional path.
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  • We climbed from Domodossola on the via crucis. Very nice walk and sitting atop a very well maintained park. Fun for children. Possible pic nic
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  • Since 1657 Sacred Mount Calvary of Domodossola was a place of peace, prayer and meditation, the complex of buildings built on top of the Hill, with the passage of those early decades of the nineteenth century, it was in part his vitality of retreat house and spiritual place of worship becoming especially house training Institute. After various events, from February 1828, with the arrival of Antonio Rosmini became the cradle of the Institute of charity (Rosminiani Fathers) which he founded. Since 1976 has resumed with renewed vigour the hospitality for those who wish peace and silence meet God and nurture the growth of its spirit in faith. In 1991, the Piedmont region SPECIAL REGIONAL nature reserve was established. An ideal place to organize retreats, spiritual retreats, group gatherings, holidays and weekend of sharing, Bible courses, meditation, discernment, presentations, conferences, musical concerts, meetings and summer schools. We experience the peace and stillness of a place surrounded by nature and tranquility. The House has four separate sleeping areas. There are single and double rooms, all with private bathrooms.
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  • Place it deserves a visit, this sacred Mounts is very interesting both for its works of art both for walks in the surrounding area. Check it out!
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