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THE ORATORY OF THE CONFRATERNITA DEI NERI

The oratory of the Confraternita dei Neri (Black Men) Mortis et Orationis is next to the church of Saint John the Baptist. It has a Baroque style and conserves a statue of Sant'Antonio Abate, coming from the disappeared convent of Saint Antonio, originally located in Punta Mesco. It dates back to the XVI century, when during the Counter-Reformation, developed many religious associations, the Confraternite. Usually every village had at least two confraternite, like in Monterosso with the Confraternita of Santa Croce or of the Bianchi (White Men).

The oratory of the Confraternita dei Neri (Black Men) Mortis et Orationis