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Friars Pray Corda Pia (Pious Hearts) Ceremony in B…

09-02-2016

Friars Pray Corda Pia (Pious Hearts) Ceremony in Basilica Fridays during Lent

Beginning February 12 and every Friday of Lent at 6:30 PM in the Lower Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi the Franciscan Friars participate i...

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Sacrae Passionis Concentus: Music, Prayer for Lent

07-02-2016

Sacrae Passionis Concentus: Music, Prayer for Lent

St. Augustin of Hippo tells us that "Qui cantat, bis orat" ("He who sings, prays twice!)"Beginning Saturday, February 13 at 6:00 PM in the L...

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Assisi: Communicating with Forgotten Outskirts

19-01-2016

Assisi: Communicating with Forgotten Outskirts

Saturday, January 23 at 15.00 a Press Conference was held at the Sacred Convent on "Communicating with the Peripheries".For the occasion, th...

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Christmas Concert 2015: "In the light of a st…

22-12-2015

Christmas Concert 2015: "In the light of a star"

Again this year in the Lower Church of the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi the traditional Christmas Concert: “In the Light of a Star” wil...

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Basilica of St. Francis Opens Jubilee Door of Merc…

17-12-2015

Basilica of St. Francis Opens Jubilee Door of Mercy

Sunday, December 20, 2015 opened the Holy Door of Mercy at the Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi at the celebration of the 10:30 am Eu...

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Portiuncula Celebration Recalls Pardon of Assisi

17-12-2015

Portiuncula Celebration Recalls Pardon of Assisi

Sunday, 20 December 2015, the Jubilee Gate of Mercy at the Portiuncula was blessed in a celebration, presided by the Bishop Domenico Sorrent...

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Presentation of Book Laudato si’ authored by Bisho…

17-12-2015

Presentation of Book Laudato si’ authored by Bishop of Assisi,   

Monday, December 21 at 9:00 PM in the Upper church of San Francesco the latest book of the Bishop of Assisi, His Excellency Domenico Sorrent...

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Christmas 2015 at Basilica of St. Francis in Assis…

15-12-2015

Christmas 2015 at Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi called Christmas the "feast of feasts." From December 17 to 23 at 6:30 PM during Evening Prayer and the 5:00 PM Sunda...

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Celebrate New Year's Day with St. Francis of Assis…

14-12-2015

Celebrate New Year's Day with St. Francis of Assisi

"It will never end ..." discovering the virtue of charity. This is the theme of the New Year celebration which will take place in Assisi fr...

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December 6: Pope Francis to Light Christmas Tree i…

03-12-2015

December 6: Pope Francis to Light Christmas Tree in Assisi

This year's lighting of the Christmas Tree in front of the entrance of the Lower Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi will very special! Pope F...

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5 December: Beatification of the Franciscan Martyr…

29-11-2015

5 December: Beatification of the Franciscan Martyrs in Peru

On December 5 in the northern Peruvian city of Chimbote, the Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, Card. Angelo Amato wil...

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November 29: Friar Seminarians to Receive Minor Or…

25-11-2015

November 29: Friar Seminarians to Receive Minor Order of Lector

Sunday November 29 during the 10:30 am Mass in the Lower Basilica 6 friars in formation at the "Franciscanum" Seminary in Assisi will receiv...

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Immaculate Conception Novena Begins November 29

23-11-2015

Immaculate Conception Novena Begins November 29

In preparation for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi will stream via the internet the complet...

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November 20: Prayer Vigil for Peace in Assisi

18-11-2015

November 20: Prayer Vigil for Peace in Assisi

A Prayer Vigil for Peace will be celebrated Friday November 20 in Assisi for the People of France after the events which occurred in Paris N...

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November 21: Riccardo Muti Conducts Youth Orchestr…

17-11-2015

November 21: Riccardo Muti Conducts Youth Orchestra

On November 21 at 9:00 PM in the Upper Basilica Riccardo Muti will conduct the Youth Orchestra "Luigi Cherubini"  in two masterpieces: ...

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Nov. 14: Cottier-Angeli Family Donate Precious Art…

12-11-2015

Nov. 14: Cottier-Angeli Family Donate Precious Artifacts to Basilica Museum

On Saturday, November 14, Dr. Fiorella Cottier-Angeli, expert in ceramic art, donated precious 4th to 8th century artifacts to the Basilica ...

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November 7 : 13th University Pilgrimage to Assisi

02-11-2015

November 7 : 13th University Pilgrimage to Assisi

The theme of the Novembre 7 Roman Universities' Pilgrimage to Assisi is " Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart. (Lk...

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Armenian Cross Gift to Basilica of St. Francis in …

30-10-2015

Armenian Cross Gift to Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi

November 2, 2015, the Eucharistic Liturgy commemorating the Faithful Departed, was celebrated in the Upper Basilica at 5:00 pm remembering i...

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27-28 October: 29th Anniversary of "Spirit of…

23-10-2015

27-28 October: 29th Anniversary of "Spirit of Assisi"

The 29th anniversary of the "Spirit in Assisi." to be celebrated in Assisi will recall October 27, 1986, when Pope John Paul II realized his...

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24 October: Day of Study on St. Joseph of Cupertin…

22-10-2015

24 October: Day of Study on St. Joseph of Cupertino

On Saturday October 24 a day of study on "The Mysticism of St. Joseph of Cupertino." was held in the Sala Norsa, adjacent to the Basilica of...

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Basilica Lighted in Blue to Celebrate 70 Years of …

21-10-2015

Basilica Lighted in Blue to Celebrate 70 Years of UN

From 23-25 October the Basilica of St. Francis was illuminated in " U.N. Blue" for the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. In fact, on O...

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New LED System Inaugurated in Basilica St. Francis…

14-10-2015

New LED System Inaugurated in Basilica St. Francis in Assisi

Saturday October 17 at 7:30 PM, during the final concert of the International Festival of Franciscan Sacred Music "Assisi Pax Mundi", the ne...

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Second Assisi Pax Mundi Franciscan Music Festival…

06-10-2015

Second Assisi Pax Mundi  Franciscan Music Festival October 15-18

Franciscan Music prepares to be the protagonist of an international event. From October 15-18, 2015 Assisi will be host to the Second In...

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Chagall Etchings on Display in Basilica Museum fro…

05-10-2015

Chagall Etchings on Display in Basilica Museum from 23 Sept.

Beginning September 23 the Museum of the Treasury of the Basilica of St. Francis will have on display 105 etchings of Marc Chagall. Marc ...

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Restored Guccio Chalice Returns to Museum Oct. 2

04-10-2015

Restored Guccio Chalice Returns to Museum Oct. 2

Friday, October 2, 2015 at 4:30 PM in the Press Office of the Sacred Convent of St. Francis in Assisi, a presentation will be made by the Di...

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8500 Footsteps with Francis: Youth Vigil October 3

02-10-2015

8500 Footsteps with Francis: Youth Vigil October 3

For the vigil of the Feast of St. Francis, October 3, commemorating the passing of St. Francis of Assisi from this world, the friars of the ...

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Feast of St. Francis: Program for October 3-4, 201…

02-10-2015

Feast of St. Francis: Program for October 3-4, 2015

  The Lombardy Region of Italy will fulfill the traditional gesture of offering the oil to light the Lamp of St. Francis in the To...

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October 2 Concert: “Petite Messe Solennelle” of G…

01-10-2015

October 2 Concert: “Petite Messe Solennelle” of G. Rossini

For the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi the Chamber Choir of the Papal Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi directed by Fr. Giuseppe Magrino, O...

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Novena of St. Francis Begins Sept. 24

16-09-2015

Novena of St. Francis Begins Sept. 24

In preparation for the Solemnity of St. Francis October 4, as is the tradition, the Novena in the Lower Basilica of St. Francis will begin S...

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From September 23-27 in Assisi: Courtyard of Franc…

03-09-2015

From September 23-27 in Assisi: Courtyard of Francis

The second edition of "Courtyard of Francis" modeled after the ancient "Courtyard of the Gentiles"  will begin Wednesday, September 23 with ...

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September 11 Concert Initiates EXPO in Umbria

03-09-2015

September 11 Concert Initiates EXPO in Umbria

EXPO in the Regions will begin in Umbria with a Concert entitled "Panis Angelicus".  Scheduled for 5:30 PM Friday, September 11, 2015 in th...

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14 New Friars To Make Temporary Vows August 29

25-08-2015

14 New Friars To Make Temporary Vows August 29

Saturday, August 29, fourteen Conventual Franciscan Friars will pronounce their first vows at the main altar over the Tomb of St. Francis of...

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25-30 August 2015: Music and Theater from Hill of …

20-08-2015

25-30 August 2015: Music and Theater from Hill of Paradise

The Choir of the Papal Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi introduces the First Edition of a new series of cultural events, called "From the H...

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'Notes In Cloister' Concerts at Sacred Convent in …

01-08-2015

'Notes In Cloister' Concerts at Sacred Convent in August

The series of concerts organized by the Basilica of St. Francis Choir will be held at the Sacred Convent in Assisi August 18, 20 and 22 agai...

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During Summer Special Tours of Basilica Offered in…

03-07-2015

During Summer Special Tours of Basilica Offered in AM and PM

During summer, special tours of the Basilica are given at 10:30AM and 4:00PM for individuals or families or small groups in Italian. The vis...

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International Meeting in Assisi August 2-9, 2015

11-06-2015

International Meeting in Assisi August 2-9, 2015

From 2 to August 9, 2015 the Franciscan Youth Ministry will host the International Meeting "Youth Toward Assisi" bringing together...

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Telethon "Con il cuore" airs from Assisi…

10-06-2015

Telethon "Con il cuore" airs from Assisi June 13, 2015

Preparations for the annual solidarity event to raise money this year for Iraqi refugees, the Franciscan Missions in India and some Soup Kit...

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Cloister Sixtus IV Site of "The Armenians and…

08-06-2015

Cloister Sixtus IV Site of "The Armenians and Armenia"

From June 6 until October 27, 2015 Upper Cloister of Sixtus IV will host a photo exhibit entitled "The Armenians and Armenia", by Garen Kökc...

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Friars Minor General Chapter at the Tomb of St. Fr…

05-06-2015

Friars Minor General Chapter at the Tomb of St. Francis

Lately there have been many occasions for sharing among the three families (Conventuals, Observants, and Capuchins) of the Franciscan Order...

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Jews and Franciscans and the Greeting of Peace

03-06-2015

Jews and Franciscans and the Greeting of Peace

About a year from the first meeting, there was a second Day of Jewish-Franciscan Dialogue at the Sacred Convent Tuesday June, 2015, jointly ...

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Guided Visits of Basilica Suspended from May 30 - …

29-05-2015

Guided Visits of Basilica Suspended from May 30 - June 2

From Saturday May 30 to Tuesday June 2, 2015 because of the  great influx of visitors foreseen during the long holiday weekend celebrating t...

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Friar Francis: Traces, Words, Images Exhibit Conti…

27-04-2015

Friar Francis: Traces, Words, Images Exhibit Continues

Friday, April 24, 2015 in the Papal Audience Hall at the Sacred Convent in Assisi, the Manuscript Exhibit originally presented at the United...

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Tomb/Crypt Church Now Accessible to Handicapped

20-04-2015

Tomb/Crypt Church Now Accessible to Handicapped

Saturday 18 April Fr. Leandro Benvegnù, an elderly friar of the Community of the Sacred Convent was accompanied by the Tomb/Crypt Church usi...

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Statio Peregrinorum" Inaugurated April 18

19-04-2015

Statio Peregrinorum" Inaugurated April 18

On April 18, 2015 "Statio peregrinorum" or "Office for Pilgrims" was inaugurated at the entrance of the Sacred Convent. Pilgrims who arrive...

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Mass in English Sundays during Summer

06-04-2015

Mass in English Sundays during Summer

From the Second Sunday of Easter to the last Sunday of October each year a Mass is celebrated in English in the Basilica of St. Francis in A...

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Tomb of St Francis Open Friday, Saturday Evening f…

03-04-2015

Tomb of St Francis Open Friday, Saturday Evening for Private Prayer

Friday and Saturdays Evenings the Tomb of St. Francis is open for private prayer. From the month of April to the end October the Crypt Churc...

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Museum of the Treasury Site of St. Francis Exhibit

02-04-2015

Museum of the Treasury Site of St. Francis Exhibit

For the first time in Italy manuscripts and documents regarding Saint Francis of Assisi and his movement were displayed in a special exhibit...

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From St. Francis to Pope Francis: friars togheter …

31-03-2015

From St. Francis to Pope Francis: friars togheter Assisi-Rome

What are ten friars doing on the Via Flaminia, all lined-up behind some strange, tau-shaped wooden crozier, making their way down the road w...

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Save a fresco of the Basilica of St. Francis

06-03-2015

Save a fresco of the Basilica of St. Francis

A fundraising campaign for the restoration of the frescoes of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi has been launched by the Friars of the S...

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