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Matris Domini Monastery

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The Matris Domini Monastery is an enclosed female monastery which hosts the museum of the same name, situated in the lower part of the Italian city of Bergamo. It houses a museum containing several medieval frescoes with religious themes. History The monastery was founded during the second half of the 13th century by the Dominican Order to house a community of nuns. There is no certain date for the foundation, probably during the rule of Bishop Algiso da Rosate or that of Erbordo Ungano. Its church was consecrated on 25 March 1273 by Bishop Guiscardo Suardi. From its beginning, the monastery experienced the continuous development and growth of its community. It was rebuilt in 1359 and was enlarged in the 16th and 17th centuries, but it was suppressed during the occupation of Italy by French forces during the Napoleonic Wars. In modern times, it was converted into a Gestapo prison during the German occupation of Italy during World War II. The monastery was eventually r
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