Statues - Hither & Thither

San Marino
Borgo Maggiore

Via delle Felci 1-3, Valdragone
(Parco del Centro Mariano)

P. Ireneo Mazzotti e P. Gabriele Allegra

P. Ireneo Mazzotti and P. Gabriele Allegra

Ubaldo Ferretti
1979

Borgo Maggiore /  P. Ireneo Mazzotti e P. Gabriele Allegra   Borgo Maggiore /  P. Ireneo Mazzotti e P. Gabriele Allegra

Description

Concrete monument with two bronze busts.

  1. Padre Ireneo Mazzotti, O.F.M. (Cologne, Brescia, 1886 - Ome 1976), founder of the Piccola Famiglia Francescana.
  2. The Blessed Gabriele Allegra, O.F.M., (San Giovanni la Punta 1907 - Hong Kong 1976), Franciscan Friar and Biblical scholar. He is best known for performing the first complete translation of the Catholic Bible into the Chinese language. His Studium Biblicum Translation is often considered the definitive Chinese Bible among Catholics. He awaits canonization (Wikipedia).

LA GUARDIA DONORE DEL CUORE IMMACOLATO DI MARIA
RICONOSCENTE
1979

Borgo Maggiore - P. Ireneo Mazzotti e P. Gabriele Allegra

P. IRENEO MAZZOTTI
O.F.M.
Fondatore della Piccola Fam. Franc.
Cologne BS       Ome BS
22.xii.1887       28.v.1976

Borgo Maggiore - P. Ireneo Mazzotti e P. Gabriele Allegra

Servo di Dio
P. GABRIELE ALLEGRA O.F.M.
Fondatore Studio Biblico di Hong Kong
e Studio Sociologico di Singapore
S. Giov. la Punta CT   Hong Kong
26.xii.1907       26.i.1976

Signature

(Mazzotti) U. Ferretti 1990
(Allegra) fii franzeza (?) BS 77

Il Santuario Cuore Immacolato di Maria / The Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Maria

The Marian Center in Valdragone is a place for spiritual exercises, retreats and pilgrimages. The center includes the Marian Shrine, the House for Spiritual Exercises (Casa di Spiritualità San Giuseppe), and the Monastery of the Clarisse, set in a large park. The Center is built between 1965 and 1968.

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Location N 43°56'31" E 12°27'21"

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