Giugno 30, 2024

Ranverso between monks and Medieval hospital in the name of Saint Anthony the Abbot

Ranverso between monks and Medieval hospital in the name of Saint Anthony the Abbot

 

 

ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALEinfo@italiamedioevale.orgFacebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Pinterest LinkedinItalia MedievaleCercaCerca nel sitoDiventa SocioAccesso SocioHomeChi SiamoCosa offriamoEventi e PremiArticoliRivistaeShopLinkRanverso tra monaci e ospedale Medievale nel nome di Sant’Antonio Abatecategory : Article published on 02/04/2022TAG : medieval, middle Ages, Ranverso, Saint Anthony AbateRanversion between monks and medieval hospital in the name of Saint Anthony Abbot of Ersilio Teifreto – A.S.A.R Group the Friends of Saint Anthony Abbot of RanversoDopo the donation of land in the twelfth century by the Savoy the construction of Ranverso Hospital, guest houses with church and convent was the first daughter in Italy after that built by the Mother House in Isère de France in a place called La Motte Saint Didier where in the eleventh century the relics of Saint Anthony Abbot from Constantinople were transported; in the Pronaos we can admire the fresco of the Caravel that transported them and immediately in Ranverso the cult for and the tradition for the Antonian feast spread, on the high altar of Ranverso we can see the statue that dates back to the end of the fifteenth century, a gigantic polyptych from 1530 that contains seven episodes from the life of the holy hermit. The concentric Precoration appears as an eleventh-century fortress gathered between ancient walls that, from the via francigena, branch off to the old hospital, preserves in each view testimonies of its 900 years of history. In January 2013, the virtual twinning took place between the city of Novoli (THE) Fòcara country where I was born and Ranverso joined the same cult for the holy hermit, also obtaining the approval of friends such as the Master Italo Ruffino, Mrs. Teresa Ponzetto and the artist Ugo Nespolo, In 1999, Don Italo Ruffino, metropolitan archivist and scholar of history, was decorated by Torinovoli as Borgo Antoniano with the facade of a medieval hospital still visitable unique in the world. Hospitaller Antonienne organized in Ranverso a National Congress on the Antonians in Europe.Pope Calixtus II on March 20, 1119 returning from a council in France via Ranverso consecrated the small low primitive hut church with a single span erected on an old votive pylon. Not all researchers agree on the date of foundation of Ranverso. Some, and among them Placido Bacco, trace the birth of the original nucleus to Count Umberto III of Savoy, around 1098. We are in the years when, in this area, between Avigliana and Rivoli, an epidemic of “sacred fire” was raging and it is likely that the story sees a Marchioness of Avigliana committed to asking her husband, recently returned from a crusade, to intercede with the grand master of the Order, Gaston des Gastons, to obtain the sending of Antonian nursing brothers to found a Hospital that would relieve the suffering of the resident population, largely formed by poor and miserable peasants.For the realization, it was chosen a territory called Rivus inversus, because in this place flowed a rio called Rio Inverso, from the Piedmontese term “inverted”, which is equivalent to saying located to the north, today the Rio is called Bealera, just as the complex of buildings is backed by a small hill facing north, hence the diction of Saint Anthony of Inverso, later became Ranverso.Ranverso was a place of passage for pilgrims, traders, soldiers found a church there to pray asking for a grace for healing, receiving rest and care, the territory is located in the magnificent setting of the Amphitheater of the Morenica Hill, It is still today a destination for poets and writers, artists, painters and travelers who have found inspiration and harmony there. Among them, the director Dario Argento who shot the scenes of the film the Third Mother and the university professor Mauro Pecchenino, specialist in integrated communication.The medieval village of Sant’Antonio Abate di Ranverso is a special place born in 1098 and includes a church, the hospital the farms, an ancient cemetery, the monastery, the bealera, the cloister the garden, Ex Voti with the miracles of the war on the Karst, a cycle of the life of Saint Anthony and, all around, a procession of faithful who bring offerings to Saint Anthony. Directed by G. Jaquerio in the fifteenth century, this fresco is particularly significant. The first structures, the church and the hospital, were built by the Order of the Antonians coming from France Motte San Didier to welcome and provide assistance to the Pilgrims who left Canterbury for Jerusalem and, passing through France, They crossed Mont-Cenis to Susa and following Avigliana they stopped at Ranverso. By visiting this place, you will enter an open-air museum, the church is entirely decorated with frescoes by the famous Turin painter Giacomo Jaquerio and you will be able to admire the life of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the ascent to Calvary, on the high altar at the back of the presbytery, we can visit the majestic polyptych of Defendente Ferrari offered by the municipality of Moncalieri for the grace received by Saint Anthony the Abbot for having saved the city from the plague, in the pronao many capitals of human faces and friezes, we can still see the fresco of the caravel with the relics of the Holy Araconeta, the marble plaque by D’andrate, the historical wooden plaque which indicates: Order of Saints Maurizio and Lazzaro guardians of the Abbey, the spires, the pinnacles, symbols with traces of the passage of the Templars, erratic rocks of the ice age, farms, the letter Tau in a cross repeated by everything, the sundial

n stadera, the terracotta decorations, the first old hospital, the Francigena street on this parallel route have been traced the Motorway for the Fréjus and the high-speed railway Turin Paris, you can walk along the alleys, chat on the pretty little square. The tree-lined alleys, the benches. The Abbey today has a French International Gothic aspect, inside the wooden Statue of Saint Antoine Abbot was built by a cabinetmaker artist; at his feet, a unique case, appears instead of the pig a small black boar, well-preserved frescoes, the mysterious octagonal stele placed on the erratic rock at the entrance to the Church surmounted by a white marble cross with the engraving of a pelican and a dove, milestones marking the Km to Rome etc… The village of Ranverso is located a few kilometers from Turin, near the majestic Sacra di San Michele Abbey, under the mysterious mount of Musinè, just on the Peschiera road, via degli Abbay /Via delle Gallie, ancient road of France and via Francigena of our time. The Order of the Canons Regular of Saint Anthony of Viennese developed rapidly in Ranverso and settled in a complex already existant.La main characteristic of this small village, is to have been abandoned recently for reasons of security of the farms, and today, shredded by time, presents all the characteristics of a country of the mythical Wild West.Ranverso after the suppression of the Antonians in 1776 when the property was assigned with Cult links to the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus became de facto guardians of the Abbey, The first nucleus of Ranverso dates back to 1098 consisting of the primitive church in 1883 which became a National Monument. The Order to develop agriculture built farms which, together with the land, were allocated to the peasants who settled. Several families from neighboring villages settled in the village of Ranverso to work the fields and the small village, reached about 200 inhabitants who lived in full autonomy, there was the Forno, the fountain that supplied water via a pump operated by cranks and an iron wheel. In Ranverso in 1997 the tradition of pig breeding. the purpose of obtaining heart valves for transplantation. What is certain is that it will be the Mauritian Order that will make available land and health infrastructure for the creation of this farm. A rather insistent hypothesis seems to give Sant’Antonio di Ranverso (after Rivoli) as an ideal place: in this structure there are paintings that remind that the ancestors used pork fat to cure certain diseases. The last family of sharecroppers left Ranverso in January. 2021 with a lot of nostalgia for their home in the Bassa di Ranverso farm where 4 children grew up, and were greeted by applause from our volunteers, every day they crossed the paths of the special village of Sant’Antonio di Ranverso to borrow the grazing cows it was always a moment of joy among the curiosity of visitors who imagined living in a medieval place, the farm was equipped for the breeding of cattle and pigs managed by the family and placed in a “courtyard” closed with walls and crossed by the canal of the bealera, the family will be greatly missed by those who frequent the village and who notice their absence during the day, the lower farmhouse was the last farmhouse still inhabited in the concentric area of the Precettoria of Sant’Antonio di Ranverso. In 2017, the management of the ticket office and the reception of visitors with specialized guides were entrusted to the ArteMista association, since then a web portal has been permanently created for communication and the organization of numerous events, You Tube, in 2020 an exhibition was created. prepared in the chapel of the church for the artist and engraver Michele Roggino. Sant’Antonio di Ranverso and masked walk along the Via Francigena to discover the symbolism of animals. The Commandery of Sant’Antonio di Ranverso for Carnival combines the sacred with the profane tradition, art and care through a journey that began on January 23, the day of Sant’Antonio Abate traditionally dedicated to the blessing of animals, and which ends on February 27 with a guided tour, starting at 14:30, to discover the themes of Carnival in the Middle Ages in the Precettoria and a masked walk, at 16:00, on a stretch of the Via Francigena. The masks, inspired by animals and nature, were presented. created during the online laboratory of contemporary creation and art therapy, organized by Serena Fumero and Elena Maria Olivero, organized by the educational services of Ranverso On May 27

Serena Fumero and Elena Maria Olivero, organized by the educational services of Ranverso On March 27, 2022, the special medieval village of Ranverso was invaded by people in medieval costumes for: (A spring). day in the Middle Ages with benches and symbols of the time) our compliments for the communication studied by the medieval historical representative Serena Fumero thank you to the Novalia Academy for printing the audio guide to be distributed to visitors, the Ranverso square is finally also known to the Piedmontese and Turin. Good news On Tuesday, January 29, 2022 for a redevelopment of Ranverso we received a visit from the President of the Piedmont Region Mr. Ciro available with PNRR funds After the loss of Maestro Monsignor Italo Ruffino. occurred in 2015, we, volunteers, restored a virtual twinning and resumed contact with the Association of the Mother House (The Friends Of The Antonines) for an exchange of visits, research and traditions related to the Patron Saint Sant’Antonio Abate during the month. from July 2021 Ranverso united with other Italian communities for the traditions and celebrations dedicated to Sant’Antonio Abate and was included as the first church built in Italy and the first to have hosted the cult of the Saint of the desert, in the month of October. 2021. The https association : Invia commenti Riquadri laterali Cronologia Salvate

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