Routes of Faith

Itinerary to discover the places Johannine – from Bergamo to the Sanctuary of Cornabusa up to Sotto il Monte. In Bergamo, where Pope John XXIII lived for many years, you can follow an itinerary in the places he visited during his youth and early years of priesthood.

A few kilometers from Bergamo city to visit the shrine of Our Lady of Cornabusa “And ‘the most beautiful shrine that exists, because he did the hand of man, but God “So said Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, devoted to Our Lady of Cornabusa and later Pope John XXIII. Housed in a natural cave is the sanctuary more characteristic of the province of Bergamo, It is located in the Valle Imagna in Sant’Omobono Terme in town Cepino. Particularly dear to the local, It is now the destination of many pilgrimages. The Madonna are also attributed many miracles.

Leaving the green Valle Imagna, our journey to discover the places of faith, He continues at Sotto Il Monte Giovanni XXIII, birthplace of Pope John where you can visit the birthplace of street Brusicco 42 that actually looks like a typical peasant, with large porch, the rooms still retain the old original furnishings.

Do not miss the museum of Cà Maitino, an old house in the woods, the dwelling that Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli wanted as: “House of memories”, through the vision of objects that tell the story and dialogue with the sisters present. The large house was built in the late eighteenth century by the founder of the Roncalli, originally from Valle Imagna.

Moving in Fontanella, Sotto Il Monte fraction, to the Abbey of Sant’Egidio, a small medieval jewel of Romanesque art, nestled amidst the greenery of Mount Canto. The small monastery was built in 1080, it houses an altarpiece of great value dedicated to S. Egidio, School Bergamo. Houses the Center for Ecumenical Studies, founded by Father David M. Turoldo.

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