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Eremo San Salvatore: A Place of Spiritual Retreat
The hermit church of San Salvatore, became the property of Capuchin friars in 1536, who started the construction of the convent. In 1810 Napoleon I ordered its closure and its complete evacuation. Since then, the convent lost its use as a place of prayer and silence, and was left to abondoned. For a time it was transformed into a summer camp for the children of employees of a light bulbs factory. In 1952, Luigi Dossi and Enrico Camurati bought the property and brought it back, slowly, to its old order and splendor; the last renovation being done in 1995-1996.
During restoration work, a painting of the Crucifixion attributed Michelino da Besozzo was discovered. The hermitage has been for years the place where Giuseppe Lazzati witnessed his dedication to the church, offering young people training opportunities: "The Hermitage San Salvatore is now used as a home for spiritual retreats and days of study of religious and moral issues, and is open to all those who they want to serve for the good of his soul to greater glory God ". For this reason, Lazzati rests in this place he loved so much.
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