Sunday, April 9, 2023

Angels Are Everywhere

 The Church of San Maurizio owes much of its lavishly decorated interior to the women who resided there. Built in the 16th century, it was an important Benedictine convent. Many of the nuns were daughters of wealthy Milanese families. The fathers' donations helped fund the frescoes, carved and painted ceilings and statues that endure today. Much of this was off-limits to the nuns, who were cloistered in another part of the church. But their own chapel was almost as ornate. In one wide arch, hosts of angels hover overhead, a reminder of heaven, where the residents hoped to eventually meet those angels.