Monks’ cemetery

The cemetery located at the head of the church was wooded and “sacred” because the brothers were buried there. Surrounded by a wall, it was divided into two parts: the monks’ and the servants’ cemetery. Most of the graves were anonymous, to respect the vow of humility of the monks buried there. The funeral was the occasion for solemn rites scrupulously respected by the monastic community so that the soul of the deceased reaches heaven.