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Alexa Schwartz is a collections management assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints.
Alexa Schwartz, Collections Management Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints
Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014
Published in Florence by Fra Lino Moroni in 1612, the Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia (Description of the Sacred Mount Alverno) serves as a guide to Monte della Vernia (today known as La Verna) in the Tuscan Apennines. Monte della Vernia was the location where Saint Francis of Assisi retreated in 1224 for a forty-day period of fasting and meditation. It was there where he had the vision of an angel carrying the crucified Christ and experienced the stigmata.
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