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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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The place where St. Francis composed the touching poem "Canticle of the Sun"

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... read more

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

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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In June 2010 and in July 2007, I visited San Damiano, in Assisi, the hometown of St Francis of Assisi. One needs to be at San Damiano to experience what Santa Chiara (St Claire) and San Francesco (St Francis) had experienced - some 802 years ago or more... Being Franciscan in spirit, I enjoyed every moment of my stay at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Here in this place, I visited the convent of Poor Clare and wandered in the hills of San Damiano . I was moved to sing the Prayer of St. Francis softly , almost in a whisper so,as not to break the silence of the place , all of a sudden, a mana I. A strange clothing, almost a 12th century... More 

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Lechlade, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Any fan of St Francis or St Clare will want to visit this holy place and it is well worth the effort. However I advise going at least one way by taxi especially if it is hot. Also take a map - itis not well sign-posted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Most prayerful environment there is. Peaceful. Beautiful grounds. Awesome that st clares death spot is marked by a simple rope and a candle. Lovely. You can walk directly south for 1.5 miles and be in rivotorto sanctuary. See the huts that the friars lived in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

what a lovely experience, the site where St.Francis received his benediction. The setting is serene and peaceful, ps... there is parking there.

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