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The sanctuary is located along the ancient road that connected the monastery of Subiaco to Montecassino, a path that was crossed by St. Benedict.

During the 1700s a Benedictine monk came to this area and decided to create a painting in a rock niche that ran along a Roman road.

The niche was made close to a rocky wall and today is the altar of the small church.

The fresco depicts the Virgin with the Child Jesus in her arms in blessing, while behind them is St. Joseph with a lily in hand.

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