THE PRESENCE OF RELIGIOUS IN VICO

At the end of the fifteenth century, the Franciscan Vicar of Corsica, reporting directly to the General Minister of the Order of Friars Minor, had 17 "places" of Franciscan life and 163 minor brothers of the Observance. Fra Giovanni Parente, Minister General of the Order from 1237 to 1250, has participated, according to tradition, in the establishment of a dozen fraternities, including that of the Selva, located "at the 4th marker, leaving the port named Girolata ", first of the Franciscan foundations in the diocese of Sagone.