• Papal Basilica and Sacro Convento of
    Saint Francis in Assisi
  • May the Lord
    give you peace
  • May the Lord
    give you peace


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What happens in Basilica?

Latest News

It will be the region of Sardinia that will donate oil for the votive lamp which burns at the Tomb of Saint Francis on his feast day this year, 2021. According to tradition a different Region of Italy honors the nation's patron saint with this gift of votive oil every year on his feast day, October ...

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During yesterday's session of the 18th Ordinary Custodial Chapter, which is taking place this week, in the presence of Fra Carlos Trovarelli, Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, the new definitors of the Custody were elected. The following are the the new "governing body" of ...

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On the centenary of the first issue of Saint Francis Magazine, the editorial staff of the Franciscan monthly, as well as the friars of the Sacro Convento of Assisi are organizing a series of meetings dedicated to making known the importance of the figure of the Saint and his travels in Italy and in the ...

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Do you know Saint Francis?

The mortal remains of Saint Francis of Assisi rest in this 800 year-old Basilica, together with the remains of his first companions. This holy place, together with the other churches here, make Assisi a true and special city-sanctuary.

Story of a Saint

1181 - 1182: Francis is born to Pietro Bernadone and Lady 'Pica'. At the time of his birth his father is on a business trip in France. At ...

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A man named Francis

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Francis and the Basilica

In 1564 the painter from Assisi, Dono Doni, together with his son Lorenzo, created a series of frescoes in the Cloister of Sisto IV. Dono Doni ...

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Years of story


sqm of frescoes


Friars from all over the world


Pilgrims a day

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for St. Francis

Our crowdfunding campaign

“Together for St. Francis”, the project that intends to create a network to safeguard and promote the Lower Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, launched by the Foundation for the Basilica of San Francesco, the non-profit foundation that supports the religious and cultural heritage of the architectural complex of Assisi and LoveItaly, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a future for Italy’s cultural heritage, established by LVenture Group.

The project aims to network and mobilize the entire community in order to be able to carry out, by a crowdfunding campaign, the urgent conservation work of the west wing of the Giotto vault above the altar of the lower church of the Basilica, in particular the central part of the "vela" where is frescoed the figure of St. Francis in the glory of heaven.

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The "vela" of St. Francis in glory

The west "vela" of the Giotto vault on the high altar of the lower Basilica depicts St. Francis in the glory of heaven. It's the "vela" that ...

Together for St. Francis

“Together for St. Francis”, the project that intends to create a network to safeguard and promote the Lower Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, ...

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