Malta21 Rabat Wignacourt Museum1

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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: https://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/malta21-rabat-wignacourt-museum Thank you! The Wignacourt Museum is a museum in Rabat, Malta. It is housed in an 18th-century Baroque building which housed the Chaplains of the Order of St. John, and it is named after Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt, who ruled over the Maltese Islands between 1601 and 1622. The Wignacourt Museum is linked to St. Paul's Grotto, where Paul the Apostle is believed to have stayed while he was shipwrecked in Malta. This is the place where St Paul the Apostle, in A.D. 60, is believed to have founded the first Christian Community on the island. On 24 June 1981, the building was opened as a museum, containing exhibits from the Church of St. Paul and a number of affiliated churches, as well as other artifacts donated by private individuals. The core of the museum's art gallery is based on the collection of notary Francesco Catania

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1 Malta 21 An hour @ the museum Rabat

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The Wignacourt Museum is a museum in Rabat, Malta. Its collections mainly focus on art and religious artifacts. It is housed in an 18th-century Baroque building which housed the Chaplains of the Order of St. John, and it is named after Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt, who ruled over the Maltese Islands between 1601 and 1622

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The Wignacourt Museum is linked to Saint Paul's Grotto, where Paul the Apostle is believed to have stayed while he was shipwrecked in Malta, as well as a number of hypogea and World War II-era air raid shelters

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The grotto had become a popular pilgrimage site by the early 17th century, and in 1610 it was entrusted to the Spanish hermit Juan Benegas de Cordoba

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In 1617, control of the grotto was passed to the Order of St. John, and Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt raised the status of the grotto and the church above it to a collegiate church in 1619

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St. Paul's Grotto is located beneath the Collegiate church of St. Paul

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Master Alof de Wignacourt also established the Wignacourt College in order to manage the church and the grotto. The building which now houses the Wignacourt Museum was built in 1749 to house this collegiate

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The Wignacourt Collegiate Museum at Rabat Malta was formerly the baroque residence of the Chaplains of the Knights of St. John, originally inaugurated by Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt (1601-1622)

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This is the place where St Paul the Apostle, in A.D. 60, is believed to have founded the first Christian Community on the island

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Statue of Saint Paul

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statue where it is believed that Apostle Paul was imprisoned while spending three months on the island

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Pope Benedict XVI in 2010

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The grotto is the place where according to tradition St Paul lived and preached during his three months stay in Malta in 60 A.D. In 1748 Grand Master Pinto donated a statue of St Paul for the grotto. The grotto was visited by two Popes, Pope John Paul II in 1990 and Pope Benedict XVI in 2010

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Cafe Wignacourt and Wine Garden. The ground floor has a lovely spacious courtyard that is home to a café

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The coat of arms of Alof de Wignacourt is used as the museum's logo

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The courtyard is also a space which local artists are encouraged to use as a laboratory for contemporary art and various events across a variety of artistic media are held throughout the year

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Miniatures of Maltese churches

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Miniatures of Maltese churches

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Many artifacts was donated by private individuals

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Collection of 12 Bells - 1 Peal (Small to Large) 

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On 24 June 1981, the building was opened as a museum, containing exhibits from the College itself, the Church of St. Paul and a number of affiliated churches, as well as other artifacts donated by private individuals. The core of the museum's art gallery is based on the collection of notary Francesco Catania

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The Funerary Room

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Authentic replica of the Shroud of Turin The ground floor level consists of a corridor with a number of rooms used as offices and minor collections whilst on the other side is a spacious garden with a built area which once included the refectory of the Chaplains of the Order and an oven which during World War II provided daily more than 2000 loaves for the population of Rabat to be continued

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Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foi ş oreanu Gabriela Cristescu Internet All  copyrights  belong to their  respective owners Presentation: Sanda Foi ş oreanu https://plus.google.com/+SandaMichaela Sound: Claire Ghigo - Pie Jesu; Iddecidejt - Maltese worship song by Andrew Cauchi & Tiziana Cachia 2017

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