Pilgrimage to ASSISI for
the Feast of St Francis.
Led by Fr Allen Morris
Tues 3rd – Fri 6th Oct 2017
Assisi is situated in the heart of Italy in the province of Umbria – ‘The Land of Saints’ where Ss Francis and Clare were born at the end of the 12th century. Both of them were reluctant leaders but their stubborn devotion to following the gospel ideals proved to be a beacon, which attracted many people. The Franciscan and Poor Clare orders have had a profound effect on the Church.
Our pilgrimage will be spent in Assisi and its surrounds seeing the places where the saints lived out their mission, whilst also being able to appreciate as Francis did the glory of the natural world in this special place.
- Tues 3rd – Solemn Commemoration of the death of St Francis (Transitus di San Francesco) in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli.
- Weds 4th – celebration of Feast of St Francis
- Thurs 5th – Walking tour of Assisi and guided tour of the Basilica of St Francis.
Fresco of St Francis by Cimabue. Assisi. (c) 2014, Allen Morris.