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Feast of St. Francis of Assisi: 2016 Program

With gratitude and joy the Friars welcome all to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi – especially the participants from the Region of Piedmont who this year are bring the symbolic offering of oil for the votive lamp at the Tomb of St. Francis San Francisco.

To the faithful who come as pilgrims from Piedmont, and to all devotees of St. Francis who participate in the celebration on October 4, the program of events are as follows:

  • Award "Silver 2016" Rose to Lucia Soldano from Turin,
  • Young Peoples’ Pilgrimage the night of Oct. 1-2
  • Commemoration of the Transitus of St. Francis in the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels
  • Solemn Cappella Papale Celebration in the Basilica of St. Francis to be broadcast by Rai Uno TV
  • Pontifical Vespers ending with the Blessing of Italy with Chartula from the Loggia of the Basilica.

September 24 to October 2, 2016

At the Papal Basilica of St. Francis - Assisi

5:40 pm: Novena in preparation for the Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi

Pilgrimages from the City and the Diocese of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino

For more information click here

September 30 to October 2, 2016

Papal Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels at the Portiuncula

9:15 pm: Triduum in preparation for the Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi

Theme: "Give me upright faith, certain hope and perfect charity" (St. Francis)

Presided by:

September 30: Fr. Maurizio Bazzoni O.F.M.Conv.

October 1: Fr. Cesare Vaiani O.F.M.

October 2: Fr. Matteo Siro O.F.M.Cap.

Monday, October 3, 2016: Transitus of Our Father St. Francis

Papal Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels at the Portiuncula

 

7:00 am - 8:00 am - 9:00 am: Eucharistic Celebrations.

 

9.30: Presentation of the Award "Silver Rose"

Women of our time: witnesses of faith, hope and charity.

Frate Jacoba 2016 Ms. Lucia Soldano (Turin) (the Refettorietto Room)

10.30: "Procession of Flowers" from the Palazzetto Mediceo to the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels

with Frate Jacoba Lucia Soldano, the Mayor of Assisi Stefania Proietti, a representative of the "Historical Site" of Marino (Rome), and the Pro Loco of Saint Mary of the Angels.

11.00: Solemn Eucharistic Celebration of the “Transitus of St. Francis” presided by Fr. Claudio Durighetto, Provincial Minister of the Friars Minor of Umbria.

• Frate Jacoba offers gray cloth, candles, special sweets and incense.

• Presentation of the Award "Silver Rose" 2016.

Pro Loco of St. Mary of the Angels on behalf of the Community offers flowers in the place where St. Francis died.

4:40 pm: Reception of authorities

At Santa Maria degli Angeli, in Piazza Garibaldi, the Mayor of the City of Assisi, Stefania Proietti, receives the Authorities and Delegations from the Piedmont Region.

5:00 pm: Procession of the Civil Authorities from Piazza Garibaldi to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels of the Presidents of Regions and Provinces of Piedmont and Umbria, the Mayors of the municipalities of Piedmont, the Mayor of Assisi in other Authorities.

Solemn Commenmoration of the Transitus

5:30 pm: Reception of the Authorities by Fr. Rosario Gugliotta, O.F.M., Custos of the Convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli at the Portiuncula.

Celebration of First Vespers of the Feast of St. Francis: Presided by His Excellency Pier Giorgio Micchiardi, Bishop of Acqui Terme and Vice President of the Episcopal Conference of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta, in the presence of His Eminence Card. Attilio Nicora, Papal Legate for the Papal Basilicas of Assisi.

Participants: Bishops of Piedmont, the Bishop of Assisi, Ministers General and Provincial of the Franciscan Family, the Pilgrims of the Diocese of Piedmont.

• Gifts offered by the Mayor of Assisi and the Authorities of Piedmont.

21.30: "Candel Light Procession" and Prayer Vigil

Presided by Fr. Mauro Jöhri, Minister General O.F.M.Cap.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016: Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron of Italy

Papal Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels at the Portiuncula

7:00 am - 8:00 am - 9:00 am to 11:00 am - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Eucharistic Celebrations

7:00 am: presided by Fr. Marco Tasca O.F.M.Conv., Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual.

4:30 pm: presided by His Excellency Domenico Sorrentino, Bishop of Assisi - Nocera Umbra - Gualdo Tadino.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Papal Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi

 

6:00 am Eucharistic Celebration at Crypt/Tomb

 

7:00 am - 8:00 am - 9:00 am - 10:00 am - 11:00 am - 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Eucharistic Celebration

 

7:00 am: Presided by Fr. Michael A. Perry, O.F.M., Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor.

8.30 am: City Hall of Assisi - Sala della Conciliazione

Meeting of Authorities and Delegations of Piedmont with those of Assisi

Greetings of the Mayor of the City of Assisi, Stefania Proietti and the Mayor of Turin, Chiara Appendino.

9:00 am: Departure of the Process from Piazza del Comune (City Square) to the Basilica of St Francis.

Solemn Concelebration in Cappella Papale

9:30 am: In the Papal Basilica of St. Francis (Upper Church) welcoming of Authority by Fr. Mauro Gambetti, Custos of the Sacred Convent which will be transmitted by Rai Uno TV.

 

10.00 am: Eucharistic Celebration

Presided by His Excellency Cesare Nosiglia, Archbishop of Turin and President of the Episcopal Conference of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta, with the Bishops of the Piedmont, the Bishop of Assisi, Ministers General and Provincial of the Franciscan Families, with the presence of Card. Attilio Nicora, Papal Legate for the Papal Basilicas of Assisi.

The Mayor of Turin, Chiara Appendino, will light the "Votive Lamp of Municipalities of Italy" with the oil offered by the Region of Piedmont.

11.30 am: From Balcony of the Sacred Convent

• Message of Fr. Marco Tasca, Minister General O.F.M.Conv.

• Message of the Representative of Italian Government.

• Greeting of the President of the Piedmont Region, Sergio Chiamparino.

• Greeting of the Mayor of Assisi and the Bishop of Assisi.

4:00 pm: The Papal Basilica of San Francesco (Lower Church)

• Pontifical Vespers (Cappella Papale) presided over by His Excellency Guido Gallese, Bishop of Alessandria and the authorities of Piedmont and Assisi.

• Procession to the upper Basilica and Blessing of Italy with Chartula (Parchment of the Blessing of St. Francis) from the Loggia of the Basilica.

• During the distribution of olive branches to the Faithful the Canticle of the Creatures will be sung by the combined Choirs of the Basilica of the Portiuncula directed by Fr. Maurizio Verde and the Choir of the Basilica of St. Francis, directed by Fr. Giuseppe Magrino

To download the program click here.

For more information in Italian click here.

Direct streaming available at www.sanfrancescoassisi.org :: www.sanfrancesco.org

With gratitude and joy the Friars welcome all to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi – especially the participants from the Region of Piedmont who this year are bring the symbolic offering of oil for the votive lamp at the Tomb of St. Francis San Francisco.

To the faithful who come as pilgrims from Piedmont, and to all devotees of St. Francis who participate in the celebration on October 4, theprogram of events are as follows:

  • Award "Silver 2016" Rose to Lucia Soldano from Turin,
  • Young Peoples’ Pilgrimage the night of Oct. 1-2
  • Commemoration of the Transitus of St. Francis in the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels
  • Solemn Cappella Papale Celebration in the Basilica of St. Francis to be broadcast by Rai Uno TV
  • Pontifical Vespers ending with the Blessing of Italy with Chartula from the Loggia of the Basilica.

September 24 to October 2, 2016

At the Papal Basilica of St. Francis - Assisi

5:40 pm: Novena in preparation for the Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi

Pilgrimages from the City and the Diocese of Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino

For more information click here.

September 30 to October 2, 2016

Papal Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels at the Portiuncula

9:15 pm: Triduum in preparation for the Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi

Theme: "Give me upright faith, certain hope and perfect charity" (St. Francis)

Presided by:

September 30: Fr. Maurizio Bazzoni O.F.M.Conv.

October 1: Fr. Cesare Vaiani O.F.M.

October 2: Fr. Matteo Siro O.F.M.Cap.

Monday, October 3, 2016: Transitus of Our Father St. Francis

Papal Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels at the Portiuncula

 

7:00 am - 8:00 am - 9:00 am: Eucharistic Celebrations.

 

9.30: Presentation of the Award "Silver Rose"

Women of our time: witnesses of faith, hope and charity.

Frate Jacoba 2016 Ms. Lucia Soldano (Turin) (the Refettorietto Room)

10.30: "Procession of Flowers" from the Palazzetto Mediceo to the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels

with Frate Jacoba Lucia Soldano, the Mayor of Assisi Stefania Proietti, a representative of the "Historical Site" of Marino (Rome), and the Pro Loco of Saint Mary of the Angels.

11.00: Solemn Eucharistic Celebration of the “Transitus of St. Francis” presided by Fr. Claudio Durighetto, Provincial Minister of the Friars Minor of Umbria.

• Frate Jacoba offers gray cloth, candles, special sweets and incense.

• Presentation of the Award "Silver Rose" 2016.

Pro Loco of St. Mary of the Angels on behalf of the Community offers flowers in the place where St. Francis died.

4:40 pm: Reception of authorities

At Santa Maria degli Angeli, in Piazza Garibaldi, the Mayor of the City of Assisi, Stefania Proietti, receives the Authorities and Delegations from the Piedmont Region.

5:00 pm: Procession of the Civil Authorities from Piazza Garibaldi to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels of the Presidents of Regions and Provinces of Piedmont and Umbria, the Mayors of the municipalities of Piedmont, the Mayor of Assisi in other Authorities.

Solemn Commenmoration of the Transitus

5:30 pm: Reception of the Authorities by Fr. Rosario Gugliotta, O.F.M., Custos of the Convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli at the Portiuncula.

Celebration of First Vespers of the Feast of St. Francis: Presided by His Excellency Pier Giorgio Micchiardi, Bishop of Acqui Terme and Vice President of the Episcopal Conference of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta, in the presence of His Eminence Card. Attilio Nicora, Papal Legate for the Papal Basilicas of Assisi.

Participants: Bishops of Piedmont, the Bishop of Assisi, Ministers General and Provincial of the Franciscan Family, the Pilgrims of the Diocese of Piedmont.

• Gifts offered by the Mayor of Assisi and the Authorities of Piedmont.

21.30: "Candel Light Procession" and Prayer Vigil

Presided by Fr. Mauro Jöhri, Minister General O.F.M.Cap.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016: Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron of Italy

Papal Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels at the Portiuncula

7:00 am - 8:00 am - 9:00 am to 11:00 am - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Eucharistic Celebrations

7:00 am: presided by Fr. Marco Tasca O.F.M.Conv., Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual.

4:30 pm: presided by His Excellency Domenico Sorrentino, Bishop of Assisi - Nocera Umbra - Gualdo Tadino.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Papal Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi

 

6:00 am Eucharistic Celebration at Crypt/Tomb

 

7:00 am - 8:00 am - 9:00 am - 10:00 am - 11:00 am - 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Eucharistic Celebration

 

7:00 am: Presided by Michael A. Perry, O.F.M., Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor.

8.30 am: City Hall of Assisi - Sala della Conciliazione

Meeting of Authorities and Delegations of Piedmont with those of Assisi

Greetings of the Mayor of the City of Assisi, Stefania Proietti and the Mayor of Turin, Chiara Appendino.

9:00 am: Departure of the Process from Piazza del Comune (City Square) to the Basilica of St Francis.

Solemn Concelebration in Cappella Papale

9:30 am: In the Papal Basilica of St. Francis (Upper Church) welcoming of Authority by Fr. Mauro Gambetti, Custos of the Sacred Convent which will be transmitted by Rai Uno TV.

 

10.00 am: Eucharistic Celebration

Presided by His Excellency Cesare Nosiglia, Archbishop of Turin and President of the Episcopal Conference of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta, with the Bishops of the Piedmont, the Bishop of Assisi, Ministers General and Provincial of the Franciscan Families, with the presence of Card. Attilio Nicora, Papal Legate for the Papal Basilicas of Assisi.

The Mayor of Turin, Chiara Appendino, will light the "Votive Lamp of Municipalities of Italy" with the oil offered by the Region of Piedmont.

11.30 am: From Balcony of the Sacred Convent

• Message of Fr. Marco Tasca, Minister General O.F.M.Conv.

• Message of the Representative of Italian Government.

• Greeting of the President of the Piedmont Region, Sergio Chiamparino.

• Greeting of the Mayor of Assisi and the Bishop of Assisi.

4:00 pm: The Papal Basilica of San Francesco (Lower Church)

• Pontifical Vespers (Cappella Papale) presided over by His Excellency Guido Gallese, Bishop of Alessandria and the authorities of Piedmont and Assisi.

• Procession to the upper Basilica and Blessing of Italy with Chartula (Parchment of the Blessing of St. Francis) from the Loggia of the Basilica.

• During the distribution of olive branches to the Faithful the Canticle of the Creatures will be sung by the combined Choirs of the Basilica of the Portiuncula directed by Fr. Maurizio Verde and the Choir of the Basilica of St. Francis, directed by Fr. Giuseppe Magrino

To download the program click here.

For more information in Italian click here.

Direct streaming available at www.sanfrancescoassisi.org

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