The first documented reference to this Norman church dates back to 1248. However, the current structure, like other churches in Badolato, dates from the 17th century (1612).

In addition to the marbles (the font of holy water, the baptismal font, the altars, including the high altar, which was dismantled after the Second Vatican Council) and some paintings (Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady with the Child), the church houses the wooden bust of Saint Andrew Avellino (beatified in 1624), the patron saint of Badolato, of the Neapolitan school (17th century).

The bust of the patron saint was restored in the last century by the sculptor Giuseppe Maria Pisani from Serra San Bruno, but is currently in need of further restoration. The restoration has already been entrusted to our compatriot and master restorer, Pino Mantella, who works all over Italy and abroad, including Malta, where he restored the works of Mattia Preti.

Among the other wooden sculptures there is a statue of St. Francis of Paola, who was for a time the co-patron of Badolato. The statue of St. Eve (or Ivo), who was considered the patron saint of Badolato before St. Andrew, is still preserved. During the Holy Week rituals it is possible to admire the exquisite bust of Ecce Homo by an anonymous 19th century artist.

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