Hotel Villa Montegranelli
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... in the souvenir shops.
As with so many of our adventures, the religious and secular sites intersect in odd and surprising ways. Outside the Basilica di San Chiara, we came across an old-fashioned carousel, so for a couple of euros, we all got on and had a ride. Except photographer Graham -- someone had to document riding a 19th century carousel in a medieval town in front a church build in the 13th century!
Yesterday morning we rented a car and drove through the rolling hills of Tuscany into Umbria and the charming town of Assisi. In the year 1200, a simple friar from Assisi countered the decadence of Church government, and society in general, with a powerful message of non-materialism. Francis forsook his wealthy family and taught by example, living a life without worldly goods and aiming to love all ...
Went on a one day pilgrimage with my school to Assisi to learn about the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Another beautiful town. I got to see where St. Francis was buried as well as the cross he was praying to when he decided to become a saint. I was not able to take pictures ...
... we now were a tiny family.
Tre piani festa
The building where I live consists of three floors, with a total of eleven students living in them. The people who used to live on the second floor had told us how they used to organize three floor parties, so of course we had to keep the tradition alive. So a couple of weeks ago we invited all of our friends (and they invited their friends) and got a dj (a guy who had played us his music in ...
The last part of our weekend excursion was our stop in Assisi. We started our Sunday with a Mass led by our American seminarians in one of the many chapels of the Basilica of St. Francis. After the mass we took a tour of the Basilica looking at the frescos that told the story of St. Francis' life. Then we went down to his tomb, that was a beautiful celebration of his life and his spirit. None of these ...