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Franciscan Pilgrimage

The Franciscan Pilgrimage brings together students of various faith traditions from Franciscan Institutions across the United States to reflect on and learn from the vision and values of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. The Pilgrimage includes time for reflection, study, conversation, leisure, relaxation and visits to sacred Franciscan places in Assisi and Rome.

Sunday, June 3

Posted by: kjohns on 6/4/2012

Last day in Firenze! We visited the Pitti Palace of the Medici. Ironically, the throne room also included Christ on His throne, quite a statement of affinity. We walked through more than 50 some rooms stuffed floor to ceiling with Rubens, Titians, Tintorettos, and painted ceilings. We then raced to the Accademia dell' Arte. We shivered in the presence of Michelangelo's David. But then we found Taddeo Gaddi's conformities of Christ and San Francesco altarpiece. No matter where we have gone, there we have found SS Francis and Clare. We also visited the Sala di Giotto where they discussed the frescos upon we received a lecture in Assisi.

We pack for Venice tonight.

~ Holly Baumgartner

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