Saint Onofrio Hermitage
St Onofrio on Mount Morrone
is the hermitage where five ambassadors
of the Conclave announced to the hermit
Pietro his election as Pope
on 5 July 1294.
In the same place it took place Celestine's
decline, as two months after his refusal
the soldiers took him away from his hermitage
and locked him up until his death into the
Tower of the Castle of Fumone. It is said
his soul went and see St Onofrio
Hermitage on Mount Morrone
before entering heaven.
Also it is said he appeared to his dear
follower, Roberto from Salle, a friar who
lived with Pietro in the hermitage.
It was 19 May 1296 A.C.
On St Onofrio Hermitage
lies a small church, an ideal place for
spiritual retreats. You can have a wonderful
view of the whole Peligna Valley from there.
Sulmona, 650 mt.