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The original church of St Francis of Assisi is housed here inside of a beautiful cathedral and is absolutely amazing. We were fortunate when a Franciscan brother approached us to explain the history and allow us to ask him questions.
a few kilometres outside of Assisi there is an amazing cathederal which is built around the original church of Saint Francesco of Assisi. You can walk inside and be transported back to another time, have a look at the timber doors! they are amazing, as...More
This was a must site to visit on our simple mini-pilgrimage to experience the 'spirit' of Francis, Clare and their companions. We took the train from Rome to Assisi and found that the Porziuncola, a church repaired by Francis, was just a short walk from...More
This is a beautiful yet tiny little church that is found within the Santa Maria Degli Angele basilica. It captures the spirit of St. Francis and his life of simplicity. Yet is surrounded by a much more ornate church. Impressive!
This is where you will find St. Francis' spirit. Mass is well attended, unlike other churches all over Italy. Find St. Francis' statue which the doves never leave. Walk through the chapel built over the spot where he died. A beautiful faith experience.
Visiting the Museo della Porziuncola transports you to another era. There are video displays in several languages within the Museo that provide brief outlines of historical, religious and cultural frameworks for the Porziuncola and St. Francis's experience and context of his followers. There are several...More
Porziuncola is about one hour walk from Assisi, and about 20 minutes by city bus. The small ancient church is covered and protected by a fabulously built bigger church. the modesty of the small church formed a contrast to the wonderfully built bigger church. During...More