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On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 3:54 AM, Paul Chandler <
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> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
> http://firenze.repubblica.it/cronaca/2013/11/22/news/dopo_
> sei_secoli_chiudono_chiesa_e_coinvento_di_san_marco-71578414/
>
> This sad report in the Italian press today says that the Italian
> Dominicans -- for financial reasons, it seems -- have suppressed the
> 600-year-old convent of San Marco in Florence, home to friars like Beato
> Angelico and Savanarola, with a famous library frequented by the likes of Marsilio
> Ficino and Pico della Mirandola. The four remaining friars will be
> transferred to S. Maria Novella.
>
> I imagine that the whole complex has been the property of the Italian
> state since the secularisation of 1865, and that the suppression of the
> community will make little difference to museum operations and tours. For
> contemporary religious communities, occupying their historic buildings is
> often a double-edged sword: it connects them to a living heritage, but is
> sometimes counter-productive to living the heritage in the 21st century. No
> doubt a difficult decision. -- Paul
>
>
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