Church and Convent of Sant'Agostino in Corleone

Church and Convent of Sant'Agostino in Corleone


 Via Sant'Agostino, 6 - Corleone (PA)

The Church of Sant'Agostino di Corleone was founded by the Augustinians starting from the 14th century and internally was remodeled in the Baroque period.
The neoclassical layout has a single rectangular hall with barrel sometimes with lunettes, on which decorated panels can be appreciated. It has side altars slightly recessed into the wall and two small portals in polychrome marble.
Particularly interesting from an artistic point of view are the Baroque altar and the choir with splendid paintings. baroque. Of great artistic value are the painting by Giuseppe Ribera depicting the martyrdom of San Bartolomeo and a large canvas that recalls the moments in the life of Sant'Agostino.
Adjacent to the church is the oratory of Sant'Agostino , with a room whose walls are entirely covered with frescoes, stuccos, paintings and wood, works by Santo Governali from Corleone. Inside there is a wooden statue of the Madonna del Soccorso, also known as Madonna della Mazza, which stands in the center of the wall opposite the entrance. It is said that women who could not have a child entrusted themselves to the devil in order to get pregnant, but after birth the saint chased away the evil from the newborn with her prodigious stick.

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