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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Franciscan Gallery – ST FRANCIS PRAISES THE CREATION

As a result of a life worshiping His Lord, Saint Francis ended up praising the Lord’s creation: our entire world. He specially loved every living creature, for them he wrote its “Canticle of the creatures”. This beautiful prayer is known by several names, it was written in Umbrian language, and it’s one of the most […]

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Franciscan Gallery – IF GOD CAN WORK THROUGH ME

After years of hostilities, Assisi managed to organize a small army, including chivalry from Spoletto. A young, brave and elegant Francesco Bernardone charged out of Assisi to battle against his neighbouring Italian town of Perugia. On November of 1202 they were ready to face Perugia’s army, but as they failed in the battle, Assisi was […]

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