MONASTERY OF MONTEVERGINE
On 11th Juny 1988, for the first time of the history of the catholic church, the pope John Paul II was in Messina to proclame St. Eustochia Calafato, named by the Pope “the standing Saint”.
This monastery was founded by this Saint from Messina and it was enlarged and modified several times.
The earthquake of 1908 didn’t destroy the chapel, where we can find the body of the Saint, but the church and the monastery were rebuilt with the rests, in fact they are the same as before the earthquake and they were reopened in 1929. Here there is an altar piece with St. Francis and St. Chiara of the year 1658, by Quagliata. “St. Francis of Assisi receiving the Stigmata” of the 19th Century; St. Biagio of G. Corsini and a book of the year 1681 with the first rule of St. Chiara.
According to a tradition of 1777, every year, the mayor of Messina gives to the saint a votive candle, during the celebration.
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The Monastery of Montevergine is a stage in the following tours, do not miss the opportunity of seeing it with your own eyes! :