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Day 9: Assisi (The Life of a Saint, that inspired a Holy Father)
Today is a very special day, as we will spend a full day
touring the home of the Saint that inspired our Holy Father. Pope
Francis chose his name in admiration of the Saint of Nature and Servant
to the Poor. Known for being a humble man himself, Pope Francis spent
most of his life denying the luxuries of ...
... tiny peas) and tomato
Meatloaf (beef) and fried potatoes
Insalata with fennel, cos lettuce, olive oil and citrus (?grapefruit)
Two torte - one with cream and pastry, the other a cream cake
We toasted the birthday boy "Chin chin" with Proscetto and drank red wine with our meal. Some had a Venezuelan rum (neat) to finish off with. It was a very pleasant evening and the family made me feel very welcome. Grazie mille.
... the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d'Offreducci), the founder of the Poor Sisters, which later became the Order of Poor ...
... We also went to see a few different churches around the city, including the church that St. Francis worshipped at, ten the church that was dedicated to St. Francis which unfortunately you could not take pictures of the inside. The stained glass windows was absolutely beautiful to look ...