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Grotto of San Bernardo Tolomei

ceiling fresco of the grotto of San Bernardo Tolomei, Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Tuscany. Born in Siena in 1272, San Bernardo founded the Olivetan order of Benedictine monks. He died in 1348 from the plague, contracted while caring for the afflicted during the Black Death that ravaged Europe.

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Taken on May 28, 2011