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Address: Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-273
Description: The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later...
The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later served as home for St. Clare.
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This is where God spoke to Francis through a crucifix

This is not the church Francis rebuilt. That is called the "Porziuncola" which is located inside the Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli. The actual crucifix is held sacred at Santa... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Wilton, California
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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is not the church Francis rebuilt. That is called the "Porziuncola" which is located inside the Basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli. The actual crucifix is held sacred at Santa Clara's church. But, this is the place he heard the call that moved him to action. First physically then spiritually, as he was called to do. We walked down to... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Don't miss this! It's a wonderful walk from Assisi through Olive Groves to the beautiful little convent where the order of the Poor Claires started. Closed between 12 and 2.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

what a beautiful small church set in quiet and stunning country side .a real contrast to the huge impressive churches in Assisi , but no less lovely for its simplicity and small size. it oozes history and

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were glad we took the time to visit San Damiano. The setting is gorgeous, and the church/cloister has a sense of space and spirit that we found quite nourishing. Just wish we had had a little more time to spend there.

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Bedfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This little monastery, on the edge of Assisi, is the one that St Francis built after a vision that God had told him to rebuild His church. St Clare lived here, and her table and pew have been fully preserved. There are some good frescoes and a lovely cloister. It can be crowded, but it is too important for its... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

In a wonderful city as Assisi overall is, this church is one of the even most charming places. The reasons for this are the memories of the presence of both St. Francis and St. Clare, his follower. Here St. Francis, around 1225 AD, composed the "Canticle of the Sun", touching poem that bears witness to its mystical union with nature,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Tis place is one of the mos peaceful place in the world. I'd have been there 45 years ago, 30 years ago; last year again and if you leave Assisi without going to San Damiano, what a pity!

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Park Hills, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is where St. Francis of Assisi followed the call he heard to "rebuild my church". Down the hill from Assisi, among small villas and olive groves, this small church was the beginning of his ministry, and became the convent of the Poor Clares,begun by one of his most ardent followers, St. Clare of Assisi. According to legend, it was... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a very specail place, and the cross of San Damiano....where St. Francis received his spiritual direction...is very moving. The close ties to St. Claire of Assisi are evident everywhere. It is essential to visit here....to gain the full inspiration of Assisi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

After the hustle and bustle of the city, San Damiano is a wonderful oasis. The spirit of Claire and Francis is all around you here. Take a taxi at least one way, though, if it is hot or you have trouble walking.

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