Mr. Batini also donated a relic of the Holy Cross, seen that the small church was dedicated to the Holy Cross and to the souls in Purgatory. During the night of 20th-21st June 1931, there has been an attempt to steal the ancient Crucifix. Taken into custody by the Superintendency for restoration, the Crucifix was lost. In the meantime, during the last war, the top of the castle was targeted by American heavy artillery.
On 14th July 1944, an heavy American shelling hit the explosive material that the Germans had transported to the top of the mountain, which they used as an observation point. The roof was gone, the walls crushed in several places, the altar reduced to rubble.
After the war, the Oratory was rebuilt between 20th April and 1st May 1949 with the help of the population, who brought bricks, sand, water and lime to Castellare on their backs. The parish priest had the stone altar and the wooden riser with the painting of the Last Supper, which was previously in the Company of the Blessed Sacrament, it was brought to Castellare. After a long research, the crucifix was found, restored and, this time, placed on the high altar of the parish church.
On the outside of the main entrance door, a beautiful sentence welcomes the pilgrim that is panting for the steep climb: DUM LAPIDEM CALCAS, COR LAPIS ILLE TRAHAT (As you tread on the stone, O heart, that stone you drag).