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


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Latest News

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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A proposal of the Sacro Convento of Assisi for Lent 2021: On the lower part of some medieval crucifixes, painted on panel, St. Francis is shown with his head resting at the feet of Jesus, in an attitude of tender affection for him and of empathetic participation in the pain caused by the bleeding ...

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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

Chapter VII of "Fioretti" tells of a Lent that Francis wanted to spend in total solitude on an islet of Lake Trasimeno, near Perugia. Throughout ...

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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


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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, ...

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 ...

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