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The Sanctuary of Corpus Domini of Santa Caterina is guarded by the Clarisse nuns. The Sanctuary was founded in 1456 where Caterina de' Vigri, as Clarisse nun, practiced her spirit of prayer and penance. The abbess was canonized in 1712. Each year, from March 8 to 16, the city of Bologna pays solemn honors of Santa Caterina di Bologna, the patron saint of the monastery.
The church and the sanctuary of Corpus Domini was built between 1477 and 1480 by Nicolo Marchionne di Firenze and Francesco Fucci di Dozza and renovated by Giani Giacomo Monti in 1687. The facade of the church is from the 15th century and retains the bricked ornate portal of Sperandi di Mantova. The interior is Baroque: there is stil part of the decoration of Franceschini (17th c.), including his masterpiece "Il transito di San Giuseppe", and some valuable paintings by Carracci and Mazza. The Holy Chapel was built in 1680, to host the incorrupt body in a sitting position, of Santa Caterina di Bologna (1413-1463).
Corpus Domini is placed in the city centre, in via Tagliapietre 19, which is paralel to via D'Azeglio, and is open every day from 9 to 12 and from 15 to 19 hours.
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