The ambo sculpture was commissioned in the jubilee year 2000. It is the angel of the resurrection. This was inspired by Bernini. At the left is Fr. Michael standing behind the ambo....can you imagine proclaiming the Word of God from this beautiful ambo?
This is the scavi that has recently been verified to be from the first or second century. This area is venerated as the place of the birth of Saints' Benedict and Scholastica. The early fresco depict the Annunciation and the Nativity.
This is the Chapter Room and Chapel for the monks. If you look closely you can see the excavation under the glass floor.
Thanks for sharing this special place with me.
Sister John Paul