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Abbazia di Santa Maria di Propezzano – Morro d’Oro (TE)
Together with the adjacent monastery it was part of the abbey of the same name that belonged to the order of the Benedictine fathers. The monastery developed in the same period in which other important abbeys, such as San Salvatore di Canzano and San Clemente al Vomano, grew in the Teramo valley. The name "Propezzano" seems to be etymologically linked to that of the Madonna Propiziatrice to the poor, to whom the church is entitled. The construction of the church, according to tradition, arises from the miracle of the apparition of the Madonna which took place here on May 10th 715. Although medieval sources and the loss of the abbey's papers have not been found, the narrative of the miraculous event is it was handed down from the long 15th century frescoed inscription, and still partially legible on the remaining plaster parts, in the portion of the wall above the entrance portal, painted at the behest of the canonic atriano Andrea Cerone.
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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16548 W: 130 N: 34190] (190531)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2019-08-23
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: f/0.1, 30 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2019-09-01 1:11
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