Chiesa di Sant'Anna
Territorio: Benevento e Sannio
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The chiesa di Sant’Anna, first parish See in Pietrelcina with the tile of Sant'Angelo and Santa Maria, dates back to the medieval age (XIII century), but owes its current aspect to the reconstruction works carried out after the 1688 earthquake. Situated on a rocky crag called Morgione, it lost its title of Parish Church in 1843 and was restored by eliminating the apse, the wooden choir and some frescoes. Unstable due to the destruction of time, in 1981 it was completely restored by the priest Mario Manganelli, according to the project by the architect Mizzao. It was re-opened to cult on May 24, 1981. The church is divided into two naves, of which the minor contains four niches with four wooden statues, maybe dating back to the 18th century, among which the Assunta, the Incoronata, Santa Rosa and Sant'Anna, and the altar containing the relics of Saint Pio martyr extracted from Priscilla’s catacombs and donated to Pietrelcina by the feudatory Carafa in 1801. Behind the main altar is the 17th century canvas portraying the Traslazione della Santa Casa di Loreto and the stone baptismal font of the XVIII century in which, on May 20, 1887 Francesco Forgione, destined to become Saint Pio, was baptised. The Chiesa di Sant’Anna received all the sacramentary celebrations of Saint Pio, from the baptism to the Confirmation in 1899.
Opening: MON-SUN 8,00-12,00/16,30-20,00