Widespread Museum

October 31, 2011

Mariangela Virgili

The house of Mariangela Virgili has been preserved exactly as it was, the same wooden beams, the same boards and the same furniture; it is made up by three rooms, one of which was created by a wooden fence set up almost in the center of the kitchen. Inside the area bound by this wooden fence, that Mariangela Virgili referred to as her canton, you can still see the altar with the image of the Virgin Mary that she prayed to, her bed made of boards where she spent the last six years of her life when her poor health confined her to bed. She carried out her charity apostolate, giving refuge and food to fallen women and widows with children for forty years without interruption in this house.