• 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?

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As every year, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held from Monday 18 to Monday 25 January. This year it is inspired by the exhortation of Jesus in the Gospel of John: "Remain in my love: you will produce much fruit" (Jn 15, 5-9). Organized by the Diocese of Assisi - Nocera Umbra - Gualdo ...

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As friars of the Sacred Convent we have the enormous privilege of safeguarding the Basilica where the mortal remains of St. Francis of Assisi lie in rest. Many artists were called here to honour St. Francis with their skilled work. This is how this Basilica and Convent, decorated and enhanced by the ...

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The Fraternal Economy exhibition, set up in the Cortile Sisto IV of the Sacro Convento, will run until summer 2021. So it is still possible to visit the precious itinerary on the contribution of the thought and concrete practices of Franciscanism in the economic sphere.

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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

Although he lived centuries before the Protestant Reformation and the painful rifts that marked the Church with the wars of religion that followed, ...

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Francis and the Basilica

On the vault of the Upper Basilica one can admire the Deisis by Jacopo Torriti, which takes up and enriches typical iconography of the Byzantine ...

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Years of story


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Friars from all over the world


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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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Restoring the frescoes of the Vault

The brochure showing the conservation actions used on the vault of the presbytery in the lower Basilica can be viewed online. As part of the ...

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

Assisi Journey 2020

The second edition of "Percorsi Assisi" is underway, a training school, intended primarily for university students, that seeks to offer a guidebook ...

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