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Kiss him and delight in him : modern devotion at the Sacro Monte Nuova Gerusalemme
The Sacro Monte Nuova Gerusalemme of Varallo is an artistic complex of massive proportions. It is filled with interactive tableaux depicting the life of Christ and is made up of fifty-one chapels with over eight hundred individual statues. Nuova Gerusalemme's purpose is to educate all people on the life of Christ by presenting them with realistic scenes and murals. What gives the Sacro Monte power is its use of Franciscan and devotio moderna ideologies about spiritual education. These schoolsdoi:10.26153/tsw/14527 fatcat:cppn7idsczcsvctwdohoq5p3hq