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Shrine and Convent of Santa Maria della Libera

What to see in Cercemaggiore, Campobasso, Molise


At the site of the prodigious discovery in 1412 of a precious wooden statue depicting the praying Madonna, later venerated under the title of Santa Maria della Libera, a small church arose that in the 15th century, thanks to the devotion and munificence of Alberico Carafa and his wife Giovannella di Molise, was transformed into a large complex that also included the convent.

The Dominicans from Naples were called to run the place and remained there for more than five centuries during which time the shrine and convent prospered, becoming one of the most important places in southern Italy. Evidence of that long past can be found in the many works of art in both the church and the convent: frescoes from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, canvases with sacred subjects from the same centuries, wooden statues from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, votive offerings, wooden, stone and marble furnishings, and so on.

  • Contrada Convento, Cercemaggiore (Campobasso)
  • Religious location

Cercemaggiore

Cercemaggiore

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4882.77 Kilometers from Cercemaggiore
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= distances as the crow flies

Events

tuesday
30
july, 2024

A bike ride for everyone

sunday
4
august, 2024

Feast of St. Dominic

from
monday
12
august, 2024
to friday 16 august 2024

Ferragosto Cercese

from
tuesday
10
september, 2024
to wednesday 11 september 2024

Feast of St. Vincent

tuesday
17
september, 2024

Trekking Monte Saraceno

monday
28
october, 2024

Scary pumpkin

sunday
5
january, 2025

Befana in the square

tuesday
18
february, 2025

Carnival in Cercemaggiore

tuesday
17
june, 2025

Spok day

from
tuesday
1
july, 2025
to wednesday 2 july 2025

Feast of Our Lady of Libera

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