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Castelpetroso
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41° 32′ 59″ N, 14° 18′ 38″ E

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Castelpetroso is a municipality in the Province of Isernia in the Italian region Molise, located about 25 km west of Campobasso and about 10 km south-east of Isernia.

Maria Santissima Addolorata is the nickname with which Catholics venerate Maria following the apparitions that, in 1888, two peasant women at Castelpetroso, in the province of Isernia .

Following this episode Carlo Acquaderni promoted, together with bishop Palmieri, a fundraiser for the construction of a sanctuary, which was designed by the engineer Francesco Gualandi of Bologna.

The first stone was laid on September 28, 1890, while the consecration and inauguration took place on September 21, 1975.

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