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Casamari Abbey is a Cistercian abbey in the Province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) east-south-east of Veroli.
It marks the site of Cereatae, the birthplace of Caius Marius, afterwards known, as inscriptions attest, as Cereatae Marianae, having been separated perhaps by the triumvirs, from the territory of Arpinum. In the early Imperial times it was an independent community.
The current Abbot of the Abbey of Casamari, as of 2017, is the Right Reverend Abbot Dom Eugenio Romagnuolo, President of the Cistercian Congregation of Casamari.
BenedictineA chronicle of the abbey from the 13th century dates its founding to the 9th century as a Benedictine monastery with the same name. Initially a small community with a simple church, the buildings were expanded in the mid-11th century by its then-Abbot Giovanni. That it became a sphere of influence for the region at that time is shown by the large number of donations it was receiving and its acquisition of many chapels in the area whose revenues contributed to the maintenance of the abbey.
CistercianThe 12th century, however, saw a period of long decline for the abbey. Due to the severe financial crises which arose in the shift to a capital-based economy, the region underwent great instability. In the religious realm, the Church was suffering from the contending rule of Antipope Anacletus II and Pope Innocent II. During this period, one of the major religious figures of the day, St Bernard of Clairvaux, promoted the Cistercian reforms of monasticism as the best way to ensure fidelity of life and obedience to the Church. He himself arranged the incorporation of Casamari in the new order, officially listing it in the Cistercian directory as the 29th foundation of Citeaux. Put Abbey of Casamari at the forefront of your travel plans using our Veroli online trip itinerary maker.
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Monks still live and work here in this 1000 year old abbey! The grounds are so beautiful that people travel here to take wedding photos and other special occasion pics. Holy place, so respect the...
Monks still live and work here in this 1000 year old abbey! The grounds are so beautiful that people travel here to take wedding photos and other special occasion pics. Holy place, so respect the... more »
Simply pure in its lines and uplifting in the message, this Abbey in Gothic Cistercian’s style is moving and away from caos, surrounded by fields and olive trees. Beautiful and well looked after...
Simply pure in its lines and uplifting in the message, this Abbey in Gothic Cistercian’s style is moving and away from caos, surrounded by fields and olive trees. Beautiful and well looked after... more »
Very nice abbey,not all ornate and overdone like some. Easy to get too and park with a nice little cafe by the road. Makes for a very pleasant day.
This place is part of the history almost 1000 years old standing tall and in a grand way.Part of the 11 Benedictine monastery's in the region of Lazio,Umbria and Molise.Find your peace and tranquility here.Please note, dogs are not allowed inside the abbey but are welcome in the outer garden.
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