Church of St. Louis

The small church of St. Louis was built, for the convenience of the old Conservatory wanted in 1742, by Bishop Msgr. Piscatori, and implanted in some houses on Monacelle Street.

On the block Mazzuci was subsequently built the new Conservatory, with contributions from the City and numerous benefactors.

The Jesuit Father Onofrio Paradiso, dictated the rules in order to gather and educate the poor girls of the city while preserving their purity and dignity.

Later the original small and narrow church was enlarged, until you get to the way that is currently seen.
It has a large pavilion vault but is completely unadorned except for the numerous papier-mâché statues.

Original text – Elio Pindinelli
English translation by Rocco Merenda