Friday, August 11, 2006

Pictures from Assisi, Italy

Assisi is a town in the Umbria area of Italy where St. Frances and St. Clare have their tombs. You aren't allowed to take pictures inside the churches, but it was very interesting to see the relics of the saints and their tombs. There were lots of nuns and a few priests walking around Assisi.

From Wikipedia:

Saint Francis of Assisi (11824 October 1226) founded the Franciscan Order or "Friars Minor". He is the patron saint of animals, merchants, Italy, Catholic action, and the environment.

Saint Clare of Assisi, born Chiara Offreduccio, (July 16, 1194August 11, 1253) was one of the first followers of Francis of Assisi and founded the Order of Poor Ladies to organize the women who chose to take the Franciscan vow of poverty and celibacy.


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