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Assisi: Praying together for Peace

Katherine Marshall | Posted 09.23.2016 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Photo, Tino Veneziano It was an anxious moment in world affairs: October 1986. Demonstrations and tensions marked discord around wide-ranging topics. ...

Alone With Giotto and the Bones of St. Francis

Rick Steves | Posted 05.02.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

This is Day 18 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Romania, and beyond.

Turkeys and Ancient Fluting in Assisi

Rick Steves | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Especially in a stony and historic town like Assisi (and especially in a light rain), I enjoy taking a solitary after-dinner stroll before heading bac...

50 Countries And Counting: A Naturalista's Adventures and Black "Herstory" Perspectives in Europe, Part II--Italy, Portugal and The Vatican

Patti R. Rose | Posted 02.25.2017 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

We're still in Black History month and my chosen cities in Europe continue. Why because as mentioned in a previous piece during this Black History month, wherever I go, it's Black "herstory" because I'm a sister!

Rick Steves' European Christmas: Italy

Rick Steves | Posted 12.21.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Merry Christmas! To celebrate the season, I'm sharing clips, extras and behind-the-scenes notes from Rick Steves' European Christmas. After Austria, ...

Giornale Adriatico-Mediterraneo: Assisi

Francis Levy | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
Francis Levy

The seeds of Renaissance were planted in Assisi. One of Giotto's frescoes in the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi literally shows the founder of an order based on its vows of poverty, holding up the church.

7 Underrated Cities In Italy You Have To Visit On Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

When someone says "Italy", you immediately think of major cities like, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan. However, Italy has a lot more than these four major cities.

Saint Francis: The Musical!

Jack Levison | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

I grew up in a Catholic neighborhood, with signs of Saint Francis everywhere. There he stood, a child-sized cement statue with a tonsure and a soap on a rope belt, surrounded by birds and bunnies.

Peace is the Future?! Religion and Conflict in Antwerp

Katherine Marshall | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Peace is the future: the title given to the great annual interreligious meeting organized this week in Antwerp by the lay Catholic Community of Sant'E...


Jack Meyer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Jack Meyer

the signs for Assisi are black and white and appear in an Old English Font. Before even stepping onto the platform, I was reminded that this was a special place, much like the signs at the entrances to churches reading Silence and Respect.

Week of Popes: On Assisi, Francis I, and His Namesake

Brett Foster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Brett Foster

Today Pope Francis is visiting Assisi to celebrate the Feast Day of that saint whose name he assumed upon his papal election. His one-day visit will be a busy one, including speeches at charitable organizations such as the Serafico Institute and Caritas, a meeting at the archbishop's residence, and a veneration at the tomb of Saint Francis.

Make The Pilgrimage

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.04.2013 | Travel

Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy on Friday. Friday is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, with whom the pope shares a name, so ...

A Love Letter to St. Francis of Assisi from St. Clare

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

I always think about you at this time of sunset. It is during this hour that I put aside everything about the day which is not important and hold to my heart our inner path, the love we know.

Performance Art Notes From Assisi

Lia Chavez | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Lia Chavez

In October, I traveled to Assisi, Italy to mark the inception of a month of meditation for my current 90-day endurance performance, True Light -- a performance art piece exploring the effects of fasting, prayer, meditation and silence on the phenomenon of artistic inspiration.

Spirit Of St. Francis Lives Strong In Assisi

Religion News Service | Francis X. Rocca | Posted 10.04.2012 | Religion

ASSISI, Italy (RNS) When some 550 religious and humanitarian leaders gathered in this Umbrian hill town last month to promote the causes of love and f...

In Assisi, Gathering For The Peace Of The Church

Scott MacDougall | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion
Scott MacDougall

Only by reshaping our imagination of the church to focus on its peace and unity, can we truly and effectively stand in solidarity with the poor, vulnerable, outcast, marginalized, and oppressed.