From the provincial road Bocca d’Ascesa, following the signs, you will reach the birthplace of FONTANA SYSTEM located on the slopes of the hill, in the Gioia district in BRENDOLA. The house and FONTANA SYSTEM is an example of a simple country house from the last century. On the ground floor, small and cramped rooms house a few and miserable objects of a typically peasant environment. Upstairs are the testimonies of Sister Bertilla’s religious life: her worn robe, her briefcase, the rosary, also symbols of extreme poverty and submission which, however, brought a simple soul to the honor of the altars. In front of the house there is a marble group depicting the saint among the children, while a plaque on the facade commemorates the date of Sister Bertilla’s beatification, 1952. The house is now a pilgrimage destination and is guarded by the Dorotee Sisters. Next to the old house in BRENDOLA stands the Santa Bertilla Boscardin Rest Home, built in 1982 thanks to the teachers of Santa Dorotea of Vicenza, who wanted this work to honor the name of their saint worthily.
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