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San Damiano

Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
075-812-273
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Ranked #4 of 44 Attractions in Assisi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The whole place is grand , Beautiful and heavenly. I especially loved the small chapel built by St Francis in the big cathedral.

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Oakhurst,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Very peaceful must see place ...not crowded except with history....read up on St. Francis before visiting...this is the church he built with followers

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

About a 30 minute walk downhill to get to this chapel restored by St Francis, only for the strong legged. You can take a taxi from downtown Assisi if step walkways and many steps too much. A beautiful site worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Located just outside the old town. Watch for the limited opening hours (closed lunchtime). This is where St Clare (S Chiara) lived and died. Don't miss it. Observe the silence notice.

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Ubeda, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The original church is a beautiful place around nature. olives trees, we can see the Notre Dame od the los Angels , where is Porcincula

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Waco,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There was something palpable about San Damiano. We all could feel the presence and peace here. Seeing the praying, serving, eating, & sleeping quarters of the "Poor Clares" was very moving.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We took a quick detour here and well worth a look. Inspiring to see where Francis got it all going. Not much parking but we were lucky and not crowded either.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Just a wonder.hidden in the vastness of the hills..may take a while to get there and up a few winding roads...but a place of many interests and relics of time gone by...here is where Saint Francis is...

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