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Saint Mary Frances of the Five Wounds

Immersed in the heart of Naples, in the vibrant area of the Quartieri Spagnoli, stands the Church of SSaint Mary Frances of the Five Wounds. This sacred place, dedicated to Saint Mary Frances of the Five Wounds, a highly venerated local saint and co-patron of the city. Here visitors are enchanted by the atmosphere of devotion

The history of the church dates back to the 17th century, when it was built in the very place where the saint linked to the “cult of motherhood” lived and died. From inside the church it is possible to access the museum-sanctuary dedicated to the saint where her remains are kept. In the museum is also kept the very famous “fertility chair”, a pilgrimage destination for many faithful. The chair is known for its miraculous powers. In fact, it is said that women who sit on the chair receive the saint’s “blessing” for the realization of their desire to become parents.

While every fertility story is unique, the Fertility Chair represents the universal hope of starting a family. Couples who approach this place of prayer find comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their struggle and that Saint Mary Frances is ready to listen to their pleas and intercede for them.

The Sanctuary of Saint Mary Frances of the Five Wounds is a place for spiritual guidance and support in fertility. Everyone, believers or curious, is welcome to visit, pray, and find comfort in Saint Mary Frances’ presence.