Pardon of Assisi 2017. Program of celebrations
The solemnity of the Pardon of Assisi is a celebration that every year invites many pilgrims to Assisi. This year's recurrence is particularly solemn because it coincides with the closure of the VIII Centenary of Assad's Pardon.
In the Saint Francis of Assisi Basilica, the Opening of Pardon is celebrated on Monday 31st July at 12 noon in the Lower Church.
At the Portiuncula, in St Mary of the Angels Basilica the Opening of Pardon is celebrated on Tuesday 1st August at the end of the Holy Mass at 11.00.
The closing of the Jubilee of Pardon, is also celebrated at the Basilica of St Mary of the Angls, Wednesday 2nd August at 11.00 am.
Another special feature is the Triduum of preparation, preached by the Ministers General of the three orders, to highlight the link of the entire Franciscan family.
August the 2nd, includes also the arrival of thousands of young people on the XXXVII Franciscan March that will have
as a slogan “One step further”, which together with friars and sisters will arrive in Portiuncula.