THE AUGUSTINIAN MONASTERYTHE AUGUSTINIAN MONASTERY
“SANTI QUATTRO CORONATI”“SANTI QUATTRO CORONATI”
Founded during World
War II, it was very
important because it
was a safe place in the
centre of Rome that
people used as ...
The monastery hosted politicians, deserters,
whole Hebrew families with grandparents and
children. T
The pope Pio XII al...
Once two SS officers went over but the nuns
struggled in defense of the monastery and the
cloister was not violated.
The...
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PresenThe augustinian monastery

Presentation made by Ilaria Claudio
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Education      
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  • 1. THE AUGUSTINIAN MONASTERYTHE AUGUSTINIAN MONASTERY “SANTI QUATTRO CORONATI”“SANTI QUATTRO CORONATI”
  • 2. Founded during World War II, it was very important because it was a safe place in the centre of Rome that people used as a shelter in World war II. During bomb attacks, when the alarm rang, people used to go to the shelter where they prayed and waited for the end of the danger.
  • 3. The monastery hosted politicians, deserters, whole Hebrew families with grandparents and children. T The pope Pio XII allowed them to live there, protecting, hiding, feeding and saving them from deportation and death. There was a high risk the refugees could be found, so both men and women used to dress up as monks and to work in the garden, like real monks
  • 4. Once two SS officers went over but the nuns struggled in defense of the monastery and the cloister was not violated. The nuns had to keep safe lots of objects such as cars, bikes, horses, lorries and cows. It’s right there, in the middle of the war, that people started again to live.