Monday, November 24, 2008

Assisi - Italy

Today in my mailbox, a new unesco card from Italy. This nice night view of the San Francesco Basilica, was sent by Federico "fedow".
"Assisi is a town in Italy in province of Perugia, in the Umbria region, on the western flank of Mt. Subasio. It is the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci), the founder of the Poor Clares. Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows of the 19th century was also born in Assisi.

The Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi in Assisi, Italy, is the burial place of St Francis and the mother church of the Franciscan Order. It is a World Heritage Site and one of the most important places of Christian pilgrimage in Italy. The basilica, which was begun in 1228, is built into the side of a hill and comprises two churches known as the Upper Church and the Lower Church, and a crypt where the remains of the saint are interred. With its accompanying friary, the basilica is a distinctive landmark to those approaching Assisi. The interior of the Upper Church is important as an early example of the Gothic style in Italy." - in: wikipedia

1 comment:

Sister Patricia said...

i found your post card on Assisi through a google search... I copied it... I would say stole it.. but I see it is still there on your site.. so maybe I just cloned it.

Anyway I used it on my site. . . what do you think... do you mind?

Sr. Patricia

http://poorclare.org