Build me a simple place." These were Christ's instructions to Sister Domenica da Paradiso (1473-1553) when he commanded her to erect a convent in his name. In 1511, Sister Domenica fulfilled Christ's mandate by building the convent of la Crocetta on former Medici land near the church of SS. Annunziata in Florence. Influenced by Girolamo Savonarola's reform movement and his pleas for a return to austerity in church architecture, Sister Domenica's convent was plain and simple. Like Savonarola, Sister Domenica was a preacher, and her voice filled the spare space of the church with rich imagery of the splendors of heaven, urging her spiritual sons and daughters to build credit with God rather than with banks...
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|Size: ||3.7 MB|
|Publisher: ||Italica Press, Inc.|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781599103501 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|