Definitely worth a stop, particularly as an antidote to that cheesy gift shop whose window you spent too much time looking into. Beyond that practical recommendation, though, is this: how you receive this place will depend somewhat on how deeply ingrained your Roman Catholicism is. We appreciated the beauty/tranquility of the church's interior: somehow its color and simplicity entirely befits the life it celebrates. In that sense it is a more appropriate memorial than is the St Francis basilica down the road -- which withholds no flourish, by contrast, on every paintable surface.
We paused in the Crypt realm below where, as upstairs, the understated architecture does not detract at all from the objects whose veneration it invites. Within those chambers the casual chitchat of thoughtless tourists often echoes, unfortunately. So for the profoundest experience do try to enter when there is nobody else down there.
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