Franciscan Gallery –

Between 1482 and 1485, Domenico Ghirlandaio created the fresco “Stigmata of St. Francis Fresco” for the chapel of Santa Trinità, in Florence Italy. In the lower part of the left wall, Saint Francis is represented kneeling, with open arms, receiving the divine sign of an apparition of the crucified Christ supported by a group of […]

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Pope to launch global prayer marathon for end of pandemic

Pope Francis has called for a global prayer marathon for the entire month of May, praying for the end to the pandemic. “The initiative will involve in a special way all shrines in the world” in promoting the initiative so that individuals, families and communities all take part in reciting the rosary, “to pray for […]

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Franciscan Gallery – ST CLARES FIRST SISTERS

Following a period of reflection, during which Clare met Francis on several occasions to speak with him about God, Clare decided to choose a life of radical evangelical poverty. During the night of Palm Sunday, Clare secretly left her family’s home in Assisi and hurried down to the Porziuncola, where Francis cut her hair and […]

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