Trace of the Templars

The Knights Templar, with their austere rule and discipline, reflected the aspirations of many monks and knights of the late Middle Ages, aspirations that perhaps still today can reflect some of our contemporary ideals and dreams. In the 12th and 13th centuries, to be a monk worthy of a white coat symbolized to be a man worthy of himself, worthy of his own interior world. This is the spirit of the Templars, a spirit survived over the centuries through vendettas and destruction, a spirit still alive and far from dying. “Traces of the Templars” intends to retrieve and disseminate all those lost, forgotten and erased documents, which may help us to rebuild and redeem the true story of the Knights Templar.


Three concentric squares: from the Druids to the Knights Templar

Jan 11th, 2016 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Three concentric squares: from the Druids to the Knights Templar

Wandering among the medieval villages of Italy, on occasion I have happened to notice a strange symbol carved on a stone, formed by three concentric squares and what epigraphists, iconologists and scholars of esotericism know as a Magic Square or Three Concentric Squares.
The three concentric squares, in fact, appear to represent three squares inside one [...]



Bevignate and the mistery of the Templar Code

May 8th, 2015 | author Antonella Bazzoli
Bevignate and the mistery of the Templar Code

Who was Bevignate, the mysterious hermit venerated like a saint by the population of Perugia, notwithstanding the Church had never approved his canonization?
An aura of mystery surrounds the figure of this medieval monk, whom The Templars dedicated a new church in Perugia. Inside the medieval building there are interesting frescoes, dating back to the seventies [...]



The refused canonization of a Templar saint

May 8th, 2013 | author Antonella Bazzoli
The refused canonization of a Templar saint

It was on the 13th of October 1307 when the King of France, Filippo il Bello, ordered the arrest of the Templar Knights. The monks who belonged to the order were imprisoned and tortured, including the Great Master Jacques de Molay. Their property was confiscated, and all archives and documents were destroyed, making the task [...]



The saint of Templars and Flagellants

Oct 13th, 2008 | author Antonella Bazzoli
The saint of Templars and Flagellants

Even if we do not have evidence of his existence, we must rely on tradition to tell us Bevignate was a hermit who lived in Perugia, although we don’t know exactly when. André Vauchez called him “the mysterious saint of Perugia” and Ugolino Nicolini said, “total darkness surrounds his story.” Nicolò Del Re wrote: “Nothing [...]



A church built in the holy forest

Oct 13th, 2008 | author Antonella Bazzoli
A church built in the holy forest

Keeping guard over the myth of the templar monks stands proud and mightily one of the most extraordinary templar buildings of Europe: the church of St. Bevignate. It was built on the eastern side of Perugia, on the remains of an ancient roman home and laundry house, discovered only days ago beneath the flooring of [...]