Chiesa

San Antonio Abate in Gangi

Reasons to visit the Convent

A hermitage where to go away for some time, escaping everyday fatigue and monotony, and finding with ease the peace of senses and lost spirituality.

A lonely place, but at the same time built in one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy. Inside it, art and spirituality intertwine in a unicum. Father Jerone and Father Farina, both internationally renowned artists, embellish the convent’s locations, built in 1572.

Opening times

During the weekend, 10:00 am – 12:00 am / 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
To visit the Convent please contact, at least 24 hours before, the Associazione AllegraMente (phone number +39.333.1476972, e-mail giovannimocciaro.gm@gmail.com, giovanniofs@virgilio.it).

Services for tourists

  • Outdoor bike rack;
  • Rental of: trekking poles, binoculars and power bank for smartphones (please, contact the Associazione AllegraMente, phone number +39.333.1476972, e-mail giovannimocciaro.gm@gmail.comgiovanniofs@virgilio.it);
  • Guided tour. Hospitality to arrange with the fiars;
  • Possibility to participate to liturgical moments and to payer with the friars and with the franciscan secular community;
  • Possibility to partecipate to the organization of the event “Vivere in Assisi”;
  • Inside the Convent, pilgrims or tourists can be accommodated in tents and sleeping bags, both indoors and outdoors.

Christian or Franciscan spiritual training (prayer and silence)

Recurring training meetings and spiritual moments are guided by a Friar Minor.

Christian or Franciscan spiritual training retirements (prayer and silence)

Once a month all the community gathers for a spiritual retirement (one day long).

Hospitality

Inside the Convent, pilgrims or tourists can be accommodated in tents and sleeping bags, both indoors and outdoors.

Days of Prayer

During Lent, Easter, Saint Francis, Inmaculate Conception and Christmas time, the franciscan community organizes moments of prayer open to all.