From time immemorial there has existed on the hill of Muggia a settlement of distinct importance with the name Castrum Muglæ. War destroyed it in 1353, compelling the remaining population to go down to the coast where, together with the nucleus of people from the Veneto who had created there the Borgo Lauro, they began to form the town of Muggia.
Before the C14th the religious influence of Castrum Muglæ and its parish church, officiated until 1278 by a Chapter of canons and recognised as “distinguished”, covered the entire Muggia area. Then only the church remained, which was always a centre of veneration and which, in recent centuries, became a place of pilgrimage and a shrine for Marian devotion. It is a superb monument to Romanesque art of the C11th, built upon the remains of previous places of worship, dating back to Early Medieval and perhaps Paleochristian times. The Early Medieval plutei of the presbyteral enclosure and the precious C14th frescoes distinguish themselves in relation to those of the apsidiole  of  S. Giusto in Trieste. Recent excavations around the church have revealed archaeological finds of great historical value.
The parish, of which the Basilica Our Lady of the Assumption is the parish church, was canonically established on August 15, 1982 with territory separated from the matrix of Saints Giovanni and Paolo of Muggia. It obtained civil recognition on November 15th, 1986.

LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS - TIMETABLE

Masses
Weekdays: 18.00 (October 1st – April 30th) 19.00 (May 1st – September 30th)
Sundays and public holidays: 8.30 – 11.00

Rosary Sundays and public holidays 17.30

Eucharistic adoration every Thursday 18.30-19.30

RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION

Children and teenagers
Preparing for First Communion
1st year, Friday 17.00-18.00
2nd Year, Tuesday 17.00-18.00

Preparing for Confirmation
Saturday 17.00-18.00

Young and Old
“Meeting the Evangelist”
Wednesday 1900-20.00 every fortnight

Parish office
Tuesday 18.30 – 19.30 (19.30 – 20.30 from May to September)
Friday 9.00 – 11.00
Or by appointment with the Parish Priest

Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption
Salita di Muggia Vecchia, 53 – 34015 Muggia (TS) -  Stradario parrocchiale (pdf)
tel. 040 271164
cell. 349 8363406
santuariomuggiavecchia@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/santuariomuggiavecchia
www.diocesi.trieste.it/decanati-e-parrocchie/parrocchie/santa-maria-assunta
Parish Administrator: Don Andrea Destradi
Inhabitants: 1,121

Body enrolled at No. 123 of the Register of Juridical Persons, p.127. C.F. 90031900328

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