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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.

May 23, 2012

Posted by: kjohns on 5/23/2012

We awoke this morning to the swallows singing outside our windows and fog over the city. We had a quick breakfast and then were off for a walking lecture. We started in the Piazza and then went to the "New Church." Keep in mind this church is way older than most of our churches. Then we went to where St. Francis was believed to have born!

sign sign 2

The next stop was San Damiano. Three of us walked and three chose to ride taxis there (you can guess who chose what). We had some free time in afternoon. We chose to take a tour underneath the Piazza Commune. It is the Roman excavated public square. We did a little shopping and then a little resting before we had a lecture at 5:00. We were then split up in to groups for discussions. What an awesome experience! Of course Karen's groups was the loudest (ok to be honest Alisa was maybe the reason). We had a wonderful dinner and then went out for another gelato!! Yes we might be addicted!!!!

Group Statues

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    • May 14 2015, 10:51 AM Nicole Peckham
    • So happy to see you are having such a good time... Safe travels...hugs & love to all of you!!!

    • May 24 2012, 7:02 AM David Sobczak
    • So glad to see you made it safely and are having a great time! Enjoy your time away/

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