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 Church and Tomb of St. Francis are open Friday and Saturday from 9:00 PM to the 10.00 PM for the silent personal prayer.
At 10:00 PM Compline is prayed

 

 

 



 
 

 

 

For the first time in Italy manuscripts and documents regarding Saint Francis of Assisi and his movement were displayed in a special exhibit in the Museum of the Treasury of the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi from March 28 to May 31. 
The exhibit features Franciscan manuscripts of the XIII and XIV centuries and has the theme: "Friar Francis: Traces, Words Images". The display was first shown in November 2014 through January 2015 at the United Nations in New York and the Brooklyn Borough Hall. The Nineteen documents are from the Ancient Fund of the Library of Assisi which are housed at the Library of the Sacred Convent in Assisi. 
The Exhibit is still available in English and in Italian on the internet by 
For the first time in Italy manuscripts and documents regarding Saint Francis of Assisi and his movement were displayed in a special exhibit in the Museum of the Treasury of the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi from March 28 to May 31. 
The exhibit features Franciscan manuscripts of the XIII and XIV centuries and has the theme: "Friar Francis: Traces, Words Images". The display was first shown in November 2014 through January 2015 at the United Nations in New York and the Brooklyn Borough Hall. The Nineteen documents are from the Ancient Fund of the Library of Assisi which are housed at the Library of the Sacred Convent in Assisi. 
The Exhibit is still available in English and in Italian on the internet by clicking here

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 with cars and trucks heedlessly whizzing by?”. Perhaps this was the question many drivers asked themselves who saw us during our long days of walking from Assisi to Vatican City, from St. Francis to Pope Francis, from the gusts of icy wind in the Spoletan Valley to the comfortable caress of an early spring sun along the bends of the Tiber.
We started from the Tomb of the Seraphic Father on the Hill of Paradise on Friday, March 6, 2015. After stopping at the Portiuncula, a place of grace and mercy, we headed out, energized by the blessing and embrace of both Custodies. Our first destination was Foligno, then Spoleto, Terni, Otricoli, Rignano Flaminio, Prima Porta, arriving finally in St. Peter's square seven days later.
There were many reasons that inspired us to organize and undertake this pilgrimage to Rome on foot: Lent, the Year of Consecrated Life, the desire to reaffirm our loyalty to Pope Francis on the occasion of the second anniversary of his election, the memory of St. Francis of Assisi's journey to the center of Christendom with his early friars, etc.
But all this came together in the idea of creating a kind of “preview"” of the upcoming journey that will bring Franciscan friars of different Orders together in Assisi. This event will be developed based on significant moments of our communion, the 800th anniversary of the granting of the indulgence of the Porziuncola, the 500 years that have passed since the events which signaled the division of the Order. As we walked, we each carried with us little symbols of faith and hope: our cords—relics recalling the company of Francis (and the only thing that unifies us visually), our Franciscan habits, with their different shapes and colors, our smiles and greetings, our prayers and blessings, our effort and tenacity, etc.
We found joyful hospitality and warm welcome in the religious communities, parishes and families who hosted us. And we received many requests for prayer, which we symbolically combined with grains of incense collected mainly during the waking moments we shared with the communities. The prayers and grains of incense were put into the hands of the Most Reverend J. Rodriguez Carballo, former Minister General of the OFM, now Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life, so that they might be delivered to the Pope, to whom we also left a letter. May they become a pleasing scent and offering to God during some future papal celebration.
So much effort went into the journey, but so many faces, stories and memories came out of it! The beauty of walking together allowed us to get to know each other, to tell our stories, to grow in fraternity, to learn how to help each other and give each other the time needed to find common rhythms.
We hope this experience doesn’t just stay a memory, but opens the door to new ways of fraternity, in the name of St. Francis of Assisi.

In cammino3 In cammino4

 

Friar Angelo Gatto ofmcap
FriarCarlos Acacio Gonçalves Ferreira ofmcap
Friar Daniele Maria Piras ofm
Friar Danilo Cruciani ofm
Friar Edoardo Sturaro ofm
Friar Janez Šamperl ofmconv
Friar Jorge Fernandez ofmconv
Friar Marco Moroni ofmconv
Friar Pio Amran Sugiarto Purba ofmconv
Friar Ryszard Stefaniuk ofmconv

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