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Tempio della Fraternita, Varzi
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  • The temple is a cell of Varzi (Pavia) to 700 m above sea level; You can get there from the Staffora Valley upstream from Voghera to Varzi; and Val Curone, dating from Tortona, Fabbrica Curone and then cell. The temple is open every day from 09.00 to 18.00. It's a special place; a church which preserves various memorabilia from the last war, both inside and outside. If it happens, visit worth it for the atmosphere a bit of sadness is a bit of hope that this temple. His story is special: it was designed and built with a military chaplain back from the war. After seeing so many destructions He agonized can do anything to share a message of brotherhood that would help people to understand the value of peace and peaceful coexistence. In the years 50 's had the idea to collect the remains of the conflict, which at the time were still very much, to build a small church in his country over the mountains as the symbol and hope of a larger reconstruction: that of human brotherhood; and then furnish it liturgically with so many painful memories of our generation, turning the weapons of destruction and death into symbols and hints of life. During the same period the chaplain had the fortune to meet casually in Paris the then Apostolic Nuncio Monsignor Angelo Roncalli, also a wartime chaplain, who later became Pope John XXIII. The future Pontiff took to heart the initiative, encouraged her and helped her by sending the first stone, removed from the altar is shattered by a church near Coutances, destroyed during the allied landings in Normandy of 1944. A Parisian delegation brought the stone to cell on September 7, 1952. Behind that ruin was followed by many, sent from all cities where war raged from Berlin, from London, Dresden, Warsaw, Montecassino, El Alamein and from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A hundred resorts have contributed to the erection of the main altar by sending each a ruin of their most significant monument. Milan sent some spires of the Duomo, falls during the bombing in August 1943, and, in addition, a portion of the floor of the Cathedral itself, which now covers the entire presbytery of the temple. This temple-shrine, first of all welcomed the memory of all war dead, anywhere yet Fallen; especially those who fought each other in the same country: Italy in particular. Furnished liturgically the Church developed the theme of human brotherhood. Thus, the baptismal font is from the bolt of a cannon 305 of the battleship Andrea Doria; What threw the destruction and death, now launches into life our children. Bloody weapons, laid and offers from all over the world, having all a particular story, now make up the figure of the Crucified. The remains of two British ships that took part in the Normandy landings form the pulpit, symbol of an ideal of peace sailing in rough seas in the world today. On the right side of the temple, the vision becomes more sweet for the dominant presence of the Madonna of China, sacred effigy of our Lady of Lujan, and many other symbolic elements of peace. Located near the altar there is a wooden pillar stone depicting a policeman, with its hat, scarf, and Bandolier, which in turn holds a picture with paintings the Carabinieri killed in massacre of Nasiriyah while on the sides has twigs with tricolor flags and on such flags include photos of each fallen civil or military, always in Nassiriya. The cippus holding a brick taken in July 2004 from pinned chose Armando Sagi from the remains of the Carabinieri base in Nasiriyah, the Mistral M.S. U collapsed in 2003, bombing and led to the Cell of Varzi in 2004. Outside the temple, opposite the entrance, was built, in October 2006, by a policeman on leave, a monument in memory of all the police, consisting of a stone pedestal that holds one hand a statue of two policemen in the storm and in side a block of granite supporting the Madonnina "blue white" Virgo fidelis Patron and protector of the Carabinieri. Noteworthy is also the Park an F104 air force, with aside from its engine.
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  • Back from the restaurant the "primula bianca" from Carlos, we stop to visit briefly the temple brotherhood Varzi cell. Inside the Church, the setting is touchingly: too many memories of World War 2 and beyond. A special temple enriched with material coming from war zones, special. Outside, the light rain wets the antiquated weapons put on display. Unfortunately, time is short, we must go. We think, though, to come back with more calm. Visited the 11/5/2016 Romulus Mortara
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  • I think it's a unique place for what you see and transmitting at people's hearts. We listened to the SS: mass and eventually a Lord of the place, which I can't remember the name, but acting as event coordinator, regaled us telling us many things about the place. Then recommend to buy at the bottom of the Church the booklet on the history of the temple written by its creator and founder. A story that is unbelievable and moving
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