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San Damiano

Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
075-812-273
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Ranked #4 of 43 Attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later served as home for St...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later served as home for St. Clare.

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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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Illinois
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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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Saskatoon, Canada
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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

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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Jersey City, New Jersey
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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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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The small church and convent of San Damiano are a magical place of faith and serenity away from the chaotic streets of Assisi full of tourists. The place is about 2km far from Assisi city centre and it's an ideal place where to go and stay in peace to pray and meditate. The place reflects the real life S. Francesco... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

San Damiano is a place where you can more easily feel the spirit of St. Francis, St. Clare, and their companions. It was an abandoned, dilapidated country chapel when Francis wandered into it to pray. The Lord spoke to him their, through a magnificent crucifix now housed in the Basilica of St. Clare, and told him to go rebuild his... More 

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Notteroy Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is the Place where you can fell the presence of both Fransesco and Chiara. Where St Chiare satt when eating, lay Down when sleepimg, where she prayed. Deep impressin.

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