RS seiser alm franziskus kirche
RS seiser alm franziskus kirche

St. Francis Church

The new St. Francis Church in Compaccia at the Alpe di Siusi was consecrated to St. Francis of Assisi.

The new wooden building on the Alpe di Siusi can be seen from afar - it invites visitors to contemplation and reflection. The St. Francis Church, aligned to the east respecting ancient tradition, was built in 2007 according to plans by Walter Dietl from Silandro. Two years later the church was consecrated to St. Francis of Assisi. Towards the road, the name of the little church is written in the three official South Tyrolean languages: Dlieja de San Francesch (Ladin), Chiesa di San Francesco (Italian), Kirche zum Heiligen Franziskus (German).

The shape of the church shows a dove, symbol of peace, using the steeple as its beak and the side accesses as its wings. The three bells, however, founded in the famous Grassmayr bell foundry in Innsbruck, are dedicated to the Saints James (patron saint of pilgrims, pharmacists and workers), Notburga (patron saint of maidservants and after work) and Francis (patron saint of animals).

The interior offers a beautiful interplay of light and shade - here you can enjoy the pleasant scent of the local larch wood. The stations of the Way of the Cross which can be found in the vestibule of the church, were realised on wood plates by the pupils of the Castelrotto elementary school in 2017. They invite to contemplate and meditate.

Opening hours:
open to the public during the day

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