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Address: Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-812-273
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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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"Come Build My Church"

The place where Francesco, if I am not mistaken, literally rebuilt because it was in ruins. Then, it became the cloister of Santa Chiara and the rest of the second order. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Vicmonte
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Metro Manila, Philippines

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place where Francesco, if I am not mistaken, literally rebuilt because it was in ruins. Then, it became the cloister of Santa Chiara and the rest of the second order. Very historical, serene and sacred. Surreal to see the Poor Claire's lifestyle, including the spot where St Claire died.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This small cloister, intimately associated with Santa Chiara (Clara) and, like everything in Assisi, St. Francis, is well worth the steep walk from town. One does not need to be a Catholic to appreciate the beauty and serenity of this place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walk down from Assisi to San Damiano, to find where St Francis' started his journey to find his own Spirituality and the site where St Clare found her own spirituality and lived her deeply Spiritual life and built her Orderof the Poor Clares. Here is a tranquil sacred and very simple beauty. To me more tangible than the crowded beauty... More 

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Cheshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most people go to Assisi to see the Basilica of St Francis, but the church of San Damiano is equally worth a visit. You can walk there from Assisi - a bit hilly - or there is parking just outside ... not a lot of parking, but people seem to come and go frequently so it's worth waiting. This is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very moving and beautiful time visiting San Damiano. A bit of a walk down the hill from the main town (10 mins), but well worth it. Very powerful to visit the place where the Crucifix spoke to St Francis.

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Worksop, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't find it particularly easy to get to, but well worth it when we did. Quite a long walk down and you need to be fit to walk back up the path towards Assisi. When there you really feel the history of the place and the austere lifestyle that Francis and Clare lived. Just a wonderful atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This is where St. Francis heard the Lord tell him "to rebuild my church." It was in ruins with a beautiful cross of the resurrected Christ so he began to collect stones and rebuilt the church. Once complete it became the cloister where St. Clare lived out her life. A sacred space where the love and compassion is in the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

There are a number of important MUST see places when you visit Assisi. The St. Damiano cross is one. I suggest you google "San Damiano Cross" if you want to find out the history. But this is a MUST see especially for catholics. There's so much history and beauty and spirituality just gazing at the cross.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A short ride out of the Commune de Assisi is the San Damiano Cloister where St.Clare and her fellow "Poor Clare's " lived in a very small simple silence. Rebuilt by St, Francis when he heard his call. A lovely peaceful place with views of the Umbrian countryside and an important part of St. Francis and St Clare's story.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

On the slopes of an olive grove with beautiful peaceful views over Umbria where St Francis received his call.

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