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  • Not a Roman holiday: Pilgrims learn lessons walking to Rome

    Not a Roman holiday: Pilgrims learn lessons walking to Rome

    The Way of St. Francis is a network of walking trails that connects Assisi to Rome. Created 15 years ago by the government of Italy’s Umbria province, it attempts to mirror the path likely trod by St. Francis of Assisi when he went to Rome to meet Pope Innocent III in 1209. Pilgrims see true wilderness on the trail, and can encounter dogs, wild boar, snakes and other creatures that inhabit the Italian forests.

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  • Living in that same light as St. Clare

    Living in that same light as St. Clare

    St. Clare of Assisi — her feast day is observed on August 11— sought to live Franciscan spirituality from within the enclosure of her cloister. While the Franciscan friars were preaching in the cities and rebuilding churches externally, Clare and the sisters were living within the enclosure with a stronger focus on contemplation, intimacy, and relationality.

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  • New Assisi shrine is reminder to shed attachment to money, pope says

    On occasion of the decision of the Diocese of Assisi to establish a shrine in memory of the “divestiture” of St. Francis, Pope Francis wrote a letter offering his blessing and support. “Unfortunately, 2,000 years after the proclamation of the Gospel and eight centuries after the witness of Francis, we face a phenomenon of global inequity and an economy that kills,” the pope said.

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