menu
close
Sant'Agata, Radicofani

Worshipping Saint Agatha in Radicofani began in the mid-eighteenth century, following the destruction of earthquakes that had struck the Radicofani community, leading the townsfolk into poverty and desperation. In August 1727, a small group of brave locals, known as “the fathers”, went to Catania to implore the city’s archbishop to hand over the saint’s relics, famous for having saved from an earthquake in 251.

Having obtained a small fragment of bone, the devout arrived in Radicofani in early November and were welcomed by the rest of the population with a solemn ceremony, in which Saint Agatha was proclaimed the town’s main patron saint.

Source: santiebeati.it

GENERAL INFO
Address
Via Renato Magi, 22, 53040 Radicofani SI, Italia
Municipality
Radicofani (SI)
GPS coordinates
42.896649,11.767644
Contact person
Parroco: Don Elia Mario Santori
Telephone
0578 55614
NOTES

Symbols of the saint: fleur-de-lis, palm, pincers and breasts. The feast day of Saint Agatha is February 5.

mapSee the map