The small church in the historical centre, with a single nave, is thought to date back to 1654 and is probably directly linked to the adjacent castle. Careful archival research has shown that in the 18th century it was under the direction of “Abbas” Stefano Saraco, leading some to call it the “Badolato Abbey”.

In 2011 it was discovered that the only surviving canvas in the church was painted by the 17th century artist Francesco Caivano. The restoration was carried out free of charge by the master Pino Mantella. However, despite being restored years ago, the artwork was returned to its original place to prevent damage to the walls from damp caused by water seeping through the dilapidated roof.

Today, the canvas, together with other works of art from other churches closed for worship, is well preserved, stored in a dry place and protected against any potential tampering, in accordance with the instructions of the Curia.