Perdonanza Celestiniana, L’Aquila

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La Perdonanza Celestiniana (Celestino’s Remission) is an historical-religious event of L’Aquila. It was named from Celestino V’s papal bull of 1294 that gave a plenary indulgence to all those who, after Confession and Communion, entered the Basilica of Santa Maria …

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Hermitage Madonna dell’Altare, Palena

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The hermitage Madonna dell’Altare is located on the Mount Porrara, about 1.300 m above sea level, in the municipal territory of Palena. In 1235, the hermit Pietro da Morrone retired himself to ascetic life in a cave that then became …

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Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio, L’Aquila

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The Basilica of St. Maria di Collemaggio is a masterpiece of Romanesque art and a glory of L’Aquila. It was built in 1288 for want of the hermit Pietro da Morrone, appointed pope Celestino V six years later in the …

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