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The Community of the Monasteries. Meditation routes.

 

Hospitality and spirituality for modern pilgrimages

 
"There is a place where the peace of nature permeates us like sunlight through the trees. Where the winds convey their strength and anxieties fall from us like leaves. It is not difficult to reach this place: just look inside yourself and possess a clean heart. That place is called the Monastery" (Romano Battaglia, A Clean Heart).

The spread of monasticism in the Marche region has historically characterized its territory through the construction of abbeys, hermitages and monasteries in which the modern pilgrim can today still find a dimension favourable to the research of oneself and the meaning of life. The monasteries are therefore the places where the light of hope and life can be reborn. These are the places where to meet peace.

The Marche Region has asked ISTAO to develop a studio project with the goal of creating a Community of Monasteries that reinterpret a path of acceptance, meditation and spirituality, according to particular monastic rules. 

The itinerary includes a selection of benedictine monasteries and of the Poor Clares with similarities in the rule and practice, such as the reception, the individual orientation, meditation, liturgy, study, that each of them has historically consolidated.
 
 
 

The Community of the Monasteries. Meditation routes.

 

Attractions along the route

Discover the attraction of Monastero di S. Chiara

Monastero di S. Chiara

The Monastery of St. Clare is situated on a hill, not far from the center of Urbania. It is preferably reachable on foot, as the access road is quite narrow. It...

Discover the attraction of Monastero di S. Bartolomeo e S. Romualdo

Monastero di S. Bartolomeo e S. Romualdo

The Monastery of San Bartolomeo and San Romualdo in Fabriano was founded by the Camaldolese order. An hermitage dedicated to San Romualdo had...

Discover the attraction of Cagli- Monastery of S. Pietro and S. Cecilia

Cagli- Monastery of S. Pietro and S. Cecilia

The Monastery was built before the 13th century and established by the Blessed Santuccia Terrabotti from Gubbio who founded the community of St. Peter outside...

 
Discover the attraction of Monastero Serve di Maria S. Maria delle Grazie

Monastero Serve di Maria S. Maria delle Grazie

The Monastery Serve di Maria "Santa Maria delle Grazie" is located on a hill, not far from the center of Sant'Angelo in Vado. Built in the mid-80s, it is...

Discover the attraction of San Severino Marche - Monastery of S. Chiara

San Severino Marche - Monastery of S. Chiara

The monastery is located in the area called "Castle", that is the old medieval town, standing high on a hill above San Severino Marche. The area is scenic and...

Discover the attraction of Camerino- Monastery of Santa Chiara

Camerino- Monastery of Santa Chiara

The Monastery of Santa Chiara is one the oldest religious sites of Camerino: it dates back to the second half of the 14th century. It was built under the...

 
Discover the attraction of Monastero Clarisse Cappuccine S. Veronica Giuliani

Monastero Clarisse Cappuccine S. Veronica Giuliani

The Monastery of the Poor Clares of Mercatello sul Metauro is located on the original birthplace of Saint Veronica Giuliani, a mystic Capuchin stigmatized the...

Discover the attraction of Valleremita - Hermitage of S. Maria of Valdisasso

Valleremita - Hermitage of S. Maria of Valdisasso

The village of Valleremita takes its name from an ancient Benedictine monastery that housed, according to tradition, San Francesco (1210) in his passage to...

Discover the attraction of Acquasanta Terme - Abbey of San Benedetto in Valledacqua

Acquasanta Terme - Abbey of San Benedetto in Valledacqua

The Monastery of San Benedetto in Valledacqua is situated in a hill, pretty close to the National Park of Sibillini Mountains and the National Park of Gran...

 
Discover the attraction of Monastero di S. Chiara

Monastero di S. Chiara

The Monastery of St Clare of  Urbino lies in an area outside Urbino: it includes a church with a wooden choir, a library, often used for seminars...

Discover the attraction of Serra Sant'Abbondio - Monastery of Fonte Avellana

Serra Sant'Abbondio - Monastery of Fonte Avellana

The Monastery of Fonte Avellana is situated on the wooded slopes of Mount Catria (1701 m.) at 700 meters above sea level in Serra...

Discover the attraction of Fabriano - Hermitage of San Silvestro

Fabriano - Hermitage of San Silvestro

The Hermitage of San Silvestro in Montefano of Fabriano was founded by San Silvestro Guzzolini in 1231 near the fount Vembrici; new monastic order was called...

 
Discover the attraction of Monastero di S. Caterina

Monastero di S. Caterina

The Monastery of Santa Caterina, built between the fourteenth and fifteenth century, is situated in the centre of San Vittoria in Matenano.  Here you can...

Discover the attraction of Pollenza - Monastery of San Giuseppe

Pollenza - Monastery of San Giuseppe

The Poor Sisters of Santa Chiara have been living in Pollenza since late 13th century. The nuns moved to the monastery on April 30, 1556, thanks to the generous...

Discover the attraction of San Benedetto del Tronto - The Monastery of Santa Speranza

San Benedetto del Tronto - The Monastery of Santa Speranza

The Monastery of Santa Speranza, situated in the centre of San Benedetto del Tronto, is home to a community of Poor Clares who live cloistered under the rule of...

 
Discover the attraction of Monastero di S. Chiara

Monastero di S. Chiara

The Monastery of Santa Chiara of Sassoferrato is connected with the vast female religious movement that spread across Europe in the thirteenth century; however,...

 
 
 

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