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... it is where the Pope visits to place flowers at the statue of the BVM in front of the Spanish Embassy. I’ll make my way in that direction later this afternoon as I would like to make it to evening prayers at the Les Fraternites Monestiques de Jerusalem. I’ll recount that visit on my next blog. Paul will join me tomorrow and we’ll spend the evening in Rome before heading to London on Monday afternoon.
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... more than ample, but most of all it has been the feel of the place we have loved, to use an Australianism from our iconic movie,The Castle, 'the vibe'. Assisi changes every day. Wherever you look there is something else beautiful and captivating. There is an intangible quality that makes a stay not just enjoyable, but incredibly memorable and makes you want to return. I haven't left yet ...
... So today we chatted to all three girls on Viber and Skype, as well as their cousin Bec who soon heads off overseas for 3 months. So nice to hear their voices and that they are all ok, despite the challenges of daily life. So proud of our daughters. We then headed off on the local bus to Santa Maria Degli Angeli. This is the church that has been built over the top of the Portincula, where Francis and the first Franciscans lived and from which they set ...
... and glass of wine. One of the things we have been trying to do here is to stop, to listen and to slow down. This is why we decided to spend a week in Assisi and not rush from tourist spot to tourist spot. We have valued getting to know some locals and a little more Italian. Tonight we ate at a lovely restaurant and had truffles (the mushroom not chocolate kind) for dinner. One of the effects of slowing down is having lots more time to talk, which has been ...
... just that Francis lived and ministered here. There is something about Assisi that makes you want to reflect on what life is all about. Perhaps that is part of the reason Francis changed when he returned from being in prison for a year after being captured in the war with neigbouring Perugia. There is an invitation here to go deeper. To ask what life is all about, why are we placed on this earth for three score years and ten. And what legacy will we leave behind us for the benefit of ...
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