San Damiano

San Damiano, Assisi

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The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later served as home for St. Clare.
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Bea T
Munich, Germany286 contributions
A true gem !
Aug 2020 • Couples
A real gem in midst of a wonderful environment. so well maintained. the occasional bronze sculpture suit so well.
Written September 20, 2020
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Theresa D
Perth, Australia1,004 contributions
Peace and grace here
Dec 2019
Quite a pilgrimage walk to get there if following the signs from near St Clare’s Basilica but gorgeous views on the way and steps or ramp to walk on. Once there a self guided tour through the sacred spaces where St Clare and her sisters lived, worked and prayed and where St Francis wrote hie famous Canticle to Creation. It is definitely worth the effort to get there !
Written December 27, 2019
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Omusubi
201 contributions
Captures the spirit of St. Francis and St. Claire
Nov 2019 • Couples
So pleased we decided to visit San Damiano which embraces the heart of what St. Francis preached and what he and Saint Claire lived. There is so much tranquility and gentleness you feel in the chapel and the gardens. The walk down and back up to the town is not easy but it is worth every effort and energy you spend. The serenity you are rewarded with on the visit is precious.
Written November 8, 2019
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Alan T
Ithaca, NY50 contributions
Worth a stop
Oct 2019
I didn't go to Assissi to see this church but as I got there it called to me. The inside was beautiful and the artwork once again was well worth the visit.
Written November 1, 2019
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Kateiel
Patterson, CA103 contributions
Home of Santa Chiara
Aug 2019
Despite the fact that the basilica up the hill is named for Santa Chiara, this is the place where she lived and died once she entered the consecrated life. it is truly a step back as it is not in the center of town, but down a bit, still overlooking the beautiful valley below. It is a peaceful place to visit, but it will be closed from 12 to 14 I believe so pay attention to your visiting time.
Written October 20, 2019
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Ruth P
13 contributions
A must see!
Oct 2019
It is quite a steep walk down but there is also a road. Views are stunning along the walk and the church and the grounds are so peaceful. Learned a lot from the visit about St. Francis - no wonder he loved it here!
Written October 15, 2019
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rolon2222
Leonardtown, MD14 contributions
A must see while in Assisi
Aug 2019
The walk from St. Clare is about 15 minutes and beautiful. It's a hilly walk, but so is much of Asissi. I attended morning prayer at 7:00am and Mass at 7:30am. The chapel and adjacent room filled, so get there early to get a seat.
Written September 3, 2019
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Mark Francis
West Lawn, Pennsylvania31 contributions
The most Francis place in Assisi
May 2019 • Family
Of the popular places in Assisi this is the most unspoiled. It is basically the same as when St. Clair lived here. This is the chapel where Jesus spoke to Francis through the San Damiano Cross.
Written July 8, 2019
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Mark M
Sterling Heights, MI30 contributions
Peaceful
Jun 2019 • Solo
Be sure to take the time to drive (5 minutes) to the Convento of San Damiano. This sacred space is important in the life of St. Francis, but also the convent St. Clare built and the place she died. There's a self-guided tour that doesn't take very long, yet is informative peaceful.
Written July 4, 2019
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DedeG
Los Angeles, CA39 contributions
Must visit
Jul 2019 • Friends
If you’re in Assisi, this is a must do. It is absolutely beautiful. The grounds and the view are breathtaking. The spirits of St Francis and St Clare are very present. It’s a wonderful place to spend a quiet, peaceful hour. The walk to and back from the center of town is part of the charm. It was very warm when we went, so we stopped under the shade once or twice on our way back up, but as long as you’re in comfortable shoes, it is very manageable and a great experience. I highly recommend visiting San Damiano.
Written July 3, 2019
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