S. Giuseppina Bakhita sanctuary and exhibition
The exhibition was founded in 1992 on the occasion of Giuseppina Bakhita Beatification, completed in 2000 in occasion of the Holiness. It is constantly updated with testimonies of graces recieved and photos of works realized in her honor.
The exhibition tour begins with the Church, a wonderful neoclassical temple, designed by Bartolomeo Folladore and relized by his son Gioacchino, which houses the relicts of S. Giuseppina Bakhita in a bronze urn. In addition to four paintings of Giuseppe Mincato which represent the Holy Family, in the church we can find as well a Mercy of Romano Cremasco and a terracotta "Via Crucis" of his son.
Large wall paintings, realized by the painter Mario Bogani di Como describe clearly and expressively the history of S. Bakhita. In the exhibition you can see photos of the house where she stayed as a young slave when she first arrived in Italy, in Zianigo diu Mirano (VE).
In the showcase we can admire Bakhita's native village, Olgossa, in Sudan, her suffering during slavery, the creativity and art , and overall, the blue of the sky and the african musical instuments which announce the joy of liberation, of God's presence discovery, unknown until then, on Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion days. Finally, the white of the showcase suggests Bakhita's the spiritual maturity, now completed by a documents section which shows the honorary citizen she was awarded on 16th December 2017 by Schio Municipality.