Saturday, January 23 at 15.00 a Press Conference was held at the Sacred Convent on "Communicating with the Peripheries".For the occasion, the feast of St. Francis de Sales, patron of...Read more
Again this year in the Lower Church of the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi the traditional Christmas Concert: “In the Light of a Star” will be held Saturday, December...Read more
Sunday, December 20, 2015 opened the Holy Door of Mercy at the Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi at the celebration of the 10:30 am Eucharistic Liturgia in the...Read more
Sunday, 20 December 2015, the Jubilee Gate of Mercy at the Portiuncula was blessed in a celebration, presided by the Bishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino.
Given the centrality and...Read more
Monday, December 21 at 9:00 PM in the Upper church of San Francesco the latest book of the Bishop of Assisi, His Excellency Domenico Sorrentino, entitled: Laudato si’ (Praised be...Read more
St. Francis of Assisi called Christmas the "feast of feasts."
From December 17 to 23 at 6:30 PM during Evening Prayer and the 5:00 PM Sunday Mass, Fr. Luigi Marioli, O.F.M.Conv...Read more
"It will never end ..." discovering the virtue of charity.
This is the theme of the New Year celebration which will take place in Assisi from December 29, 2015 to January...Read more
This year's lighting of the Christmas Tree in front of the entrance of the Lower Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi will very special! Pope Francis will light this year's...Read more
On December 5 in the northern Peruvian city of Chimbote, the Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints, Card. Angelo Amato will preside over the beatification of...Read more
Sunday November 29 during the 10:30 am Mass in the Lower Basilica 6 friars in formation at the "Franciscanum" Seminary in Assisi will receive the Minor Order of Lector. They...Read more
In preparation for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi will stream via the internet the complete Novena beginning November 29.
The reflections during...Read more
A Prayer Vigil for Peace will be celebrated Friday November 20 in Assisi for the People of France after the events which occurred in Paris November 13.
The prayer vigil will...Read more
On November 21 at 9:00 PM in the Upper Basilica Riccardo Muti will conduct the Youth Orchestra "Luigi Cherubini" in two masterpieces: Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 in B minor...Read more
On Saturday, November 14, Dr. Fiorella Cottier-Angeli, expert in ceramic art, donated precious 4th to 8th century artifacts to the Basilica Museum of the Treasure of the Basilica of St...Read more
The theme of the Novembre 7 Roman Universities' Pilgrimage to Assisi is " Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart. (Lk. 2:19) ".
The participants will...Read more
November 2, 2015, the Eucharistic Liturgy commemorating the Faithful Departed, was celebrated in the Upper Basilica at 5:00 pm remembering in particular the Armenian genocide on the occasion of the...Read more
The 29th anniversary of the "Spirit in Assisi." to be celebrated in Assisi will recall October 27, 1986, when Pope John Paul II realized his great dream of inviting the...Read more
On Saturday October 24 a day of study on "The Mysticism of St. Joseph of Cupertino." was held in the Sala Norsa, adjacent to the Basilica of St. Francis,
The event...Read more
From 23-25 October the Basilica of St. Francis was illuminated in " U.N. Blue" for the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. In fact, on October 24, over 190 among...Read more
Saturday October 17 at 7:30 PM, during the final concert of the International Festival of Franciscan Sacred Music "Assisi Pax Mundi", the new LED lighting system for the Basilica of...Read more
Franciscan Music prepares to be the protagonist of an international event. From October 15-18, 2015 Assisi will be host to the Second International Assisi Pax Mundi Franciscan Sacred Music Festival...Read more
Beginning September 23 the Museum of the Treasury of the Basilica of St. Francis will have on display 105 etchings of Marc Chagall.
Marc Chagall (1887-1985), French painter of...Read more
Friday, October 2, 2015 at 4:30 PM in the Press Office of the Sacred Convent of St. Francis in Assisi, a presentation will be made by the Director of the...Read more
For the vigil of the Feast of St. Francis, October 3, commemorating the passing of St. Francis of Assisi from this world, the friars of the Basilica of St. Francis...Read more
The Lombardy Region of Italy will fulfill the traditional gesture of offering the oil to light the Lamp of St. Francis in the Tomb. Each year a different Region...Read more
For the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi the Chamber Choir of the Papal Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi directed by Fr. Giuseppe Magrino, O.F.M.Conv. performed a Concert entitled...Read more
In preparation for the Solemnity of St. Francis October 4, as is the tradition, the Novena in the Lower Basilica of St. Francis will begin September 24 involving the faithful...Read more
The second edition of "Courtyard of Francis" modeled after the ancient "Courtyard of the Gentiles" will begin Wednesday, September 23 with a presentation by the Custos of the Sacred Convent...Read more
EXPO in the Regions will begin in Umbria with a Concert entitled "Panis Angelicus".
Scheduled for 5:30 PM Friday, September 11, 2015 in the Cloister of Sixtus IV of the Papal...Read more
Saturday, August 29, fourteen Conventual Franciscan Friars will pronounce their first vows at the main altar over the Tomb of St. Francis of Assisi in the Basilica of St. Francis...Read more
The Choir of the Papal Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi introduces the First Edition of a new series of cultural events, called "From the Hill of Paradise: Notes from...Read more
The series of concerts organized by the Basilica of St. Francis Choir will be held at the Sacred Convent in Assisi August 18, 20 and 22 again this year.
During summer, special tours of the Basilica are given at 10:30AM and 4:00PM for individuals or families or small groups in Italian. The visits of the Basilica are guided by...Read more
From 2 to August 9, 2015 the Franciscan Youth Ministry will host the International Meeting "Youth Toward Assisi" bringing together young people from all over the world in Assisi and Rome
"Hope is...Read more
Preparations for the annual solidarity event to raise money this year for Iraqi refugees, the Franciscan Missions in India and some Soup Kitchens in Italy are well on their way...Read more
From June 6 until October 27, 2015 Upper Cloister of Sixtus IV will host a photo exhibit entitled "The Armenians and Armenia", by Garen Kökciyan. The show, organized in collaboration...Read more
Lately there have been many occasions for sharing among the three families (Conventuals, Observants, and Capuchins) of the Franciscan Order. Led by their re-elected Minister General, Fr. Michael Perry, O.F.M...Read more
About a year from the first meeting, there was a second Day of Jewish-Franciscan Dialogue at the Sacred Convent Tuesday June, 2015, jointly organized by the International Franciscan Center for...Read more
From Saturday May 30 to Tuesday June 2, 2015 because of the great influx of visitors foreseen during the long holiday weekend celebrating the Birth of the Italian Republic, celebrated...Read more
Friday, April 24, 2015 in the Papal Audience Hall at the Sacred Convent in Assisi, the Manuscript Exhibit originally presented at the United Nations in New York City in November...Read more
Saturday 18 April Fr. Leandro Benvegnù, an elderly friar of the Community of the Sacred Convent was accompanied by the Tomb/Crypt Church using the newly installed elevator which is available...Read more
On April 18, 2015 "Statio peregrinorum" or "Office for Pilgrims" was inaugurated at the entrance of the Sacred Convent.
Pilgrims who arrive in Assisi by foot will be greeted by volunteers...Read more
From the Second Sunday of Easter to the last Sunday of October each year a Mass is celebrated in English in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. During 2015...Read more
Friday and Saturdays Evenings the Tomb of St. Francis is open for private prayer. From the month of April to the end October the Crypt Church and Tomb of St...Read more
For the first time in Italy manuscripts and documents regarding Saint Francis of Assisi and his movement were displayed in a special exhibit in the Museum of the Treasury of...Read more
What are ten friars doing on the Via Flaminia, all lined-up behind some strange, tau-shaped wooden crozier, making their way down the road with cars and trucks heedlessly whizzing by?”...Read more
A fundraising campaign for the restoration of the frescoes of the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi has been launched by the Friars of the Sacred Convent to save the...Read more