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Welcome to the Hermitage of Santa Caterina

We are a community of oblates of St. Benedict. Since 1996, we are the administrators of the Hermitage of Santa Caterina on behalf of the Province of Varese, the owner of the edifice.

We adhere to the rule of St. Benedict, live according to the classic motto "Ora et labora" (Pray and Work), and manage the monument in order to preserve its original sacredness.

In this Benedictine spirit, we welcome visitors and pilgrims who travel from everywhere to this rock cliff on Lake Maggiore, known as Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso.

The purpose of our work and all our activities is to preserve the untouched, natural beauty of this place and to offer its spiritual charm to anyone seeking true values.


Eremo di Santa Caterina

Via S. Caterina, 13

21038 Leggiuno (VA)

Tel.  +39 0332 647172

Fax  +39 0332 649113