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From the A26 motorway, exit at Gravellona Toce in the direction of "Lago d'Orta". After the center of Gravellona, continue straight along an uphill straight road at the end of which there is a traffic light. Here turn right for Casale Corte Cerro. Go up to the village and enter the center passing under the church beyond which there is a crossroads; keep right in the direction of “Montebuglio”. Continue along the obvious, relatively flat road, with the valley on your left and the mountain on your right. Once in Montebuglio go straight on until you enter a road that climbs from the left continuing straight on up to the village of Gattugno. Here it seems that the road ends, but between the church and the houses the road continues into the woods. After a long stretch, a house appears on the left facing a crossroads: go around the house (left - left) and take the road that leads to the monastery. Pay attention to the concrete section: take the widest possible curve on the left.
ALONG THE LAKE
Reach Omegna and, at the traffic light in the city centre, follow the signs for Valstrona. Once the valley has begun, after about 2.5 km you will find the hamlet of Canova del Vescovo with a bottleneck: immediately there is a U-shaped detour to the right for Germagno. On reaching the town, keep right on the farm road that leads to Quaggione. Once you start climbing again, after about 1 km in the woods, you will find some renovated huts and a crossroads: keep right here too, following the indications of a white-blue sign indicating the Garden of the Resurrection and thus take the road that leads to the monastery. Pay attention to the concrete section: take the widest possible curve on the left.
Take the Milan-Domodossola line (Bern or Geneva) and get off at Verbania station. Another railway line, less important, is the Novara-Domodossola: get off at the Omegna station. By prior arrangement with the brothers, a coach will be waiting for you at the stations.
The community is currently made up of nine brother monks joined by seven "brothers and sisters in the world". Near the monastery also lives a sister who tries to make her the monastic spirit of the community.
Despite the differences that an original vocation imposes, we all try to bear witness to a single "community", passionate about the good of each of its members, which finds itself committed to living according to the prospects of that good zeal which Benedict describes in chapter 72 of the his Rule.