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Sacred Mountain of Varallo - by Timothy Verdon

Christian art between liturgical rite and nature

by Timothy Verdon

The Sacred Mountain of Varallo is a triumph of "total art" at the service of the faith. Architects, sculptors, painters, scenographers, have reproduced the life of Jesus in 45 chapels on the mountain. After a period of neglect, the Church wants to restore their splendor.
 
The chapels in the middle of the woods of the Sacred Mountain of Varallo invite to reflection not only on the subjects that are represented - for the most part episodes from the Old and New Testament - but, in a broader way, on the role that architecture and art have in the history of Christian spirituality.