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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.