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Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre

Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre

Via Delle Mura 12 | 55051 Barga (LU) Italia

RELIGIONS Judaism, Catholic, Protestant, Islam, Orthodox


The Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality is an international organization facilitating ecumenical dialogue through educational symposia, visual and performing arts, spiritual retreats and exhibitions of contemporary sacred art. Bridging over cultural, religious and national boundaries, the Mount Tabor Centre provides opportunities for reflection and discussion on faith and creativity, contemplation and communion, liturgy and beauty. As the Spirit inspires the contemporary voices of today’s Christian artists, musicians and authors, Mount Tabor provides venues for encouragement and fellowship.
Since its beginning, Christianity has recognized the power of the Arts to enlarge faith through sanctified imagination, illustrate truth and beauty, and turn souls toward Christ. Throughout Christian history, great works of art, architecture, drama, poetry, and music have been created to enrich liturgy, enliven teaching, and evangelize the world, proclaiming the hope of the Gospel message and sharing more deeply the mysteries of the faith. The same Spirit who spoke through Rublev, Mozart, Dante, and Michelangelo is breathing life into today’s artists, musicians, and authors, inspiring contemporary voices that are deeply rooted in the Christian tradition, bridging over international, cultural and religious divides. Those who encounter their art, are invited to experience Divine Beauty. In the modern age, the pursuit of excellence in the arts as a vehicle to communicate truth, goodness, and beauty has been replaced by a market-driven economy, secular commercialism, and an internet isolationism. This spiritual hunger in modern society makes it all the more essential for the sacred arts to thrive.
The Community of Jesus is an ecumenical monastic community in the Benedictine tradition, whose mission is to be a faithful witness to the gospel, and to glorify God through worship, common life, creative arts, and hospitality. 270 men, women, and families from varied Christian traditions and a wide variety of occupations live together in consecrated community life. At the heart of the Community’s property on the shores of Cape Cod Bay stands the Church of the Transfiguration, built between 1997-2010 as a contemporary expression of the architectural style of 4th-century Christian basilicas. The church, enriched with hand-crafted mosaic and fresco images, bronze, glass, and stone sculpture, hosts daily community worship services including Holy Eucharist, Choral Evensong, and Liturgy of the Hours sung in Gregorian chant.
A large 17th-century house sits atop the medieval walls of an ancient town facing Pania della Croce, a mountain named for Jesus’s Cross above the Serchio river valley; a place of silence for reading and prayer, but also a place for conversation and thoughtful sharing. Via Sacra is minutes from Barga’s main church or “Duomo,” San Cristoforo, with its 800-year-old stone pulpit sculpted with Annunciation, Nativity, and Epiphany scenes: an Angel, a Woman, a Child, three Kings, and a Star. Reached by a short walk through Barga’s narrow, stone-paved streets, the house and its tower sit astride the town’s medieval fortifications, amid terraced gardens with vistas of encircling mountains with villages on their slopes, and Barga’s own weathered terracotta roofs. Via Sacra is home to a small but vibrant resident household of religious brothers and sisters from the ecumenical Community of Jesus on Cape Cod Massachusetts. Supported by the Benedictine life of the Community of Jesus, Via Sacra provides an atmosphere of monastic hospitality of peace. Members of the villa household express their monastic vocation, welcoming guests in a spirit of generosity and service.
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Associazione La Tenda - Prato, via Francesco Ferrucci, 607

Museo intereligioso Bertinoro - Via Frangipane, 6 47032 Bertinoro (FC)




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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.