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Accommodation  in Assisi

We have really nice  rooms here. Some of them are quite small but they are extremely comfortable and cosy. Most of us have got a good nights sleep. The people who picked who was sharing with who definitely knew what they were doing!

We had breakfast in the guest house but we had lunch in the hotel and the food was delicious! We had about 3 courses for dinner and lunch and we had pasta, soup, meatballs, chicken, and some fruit and cake. There was also five big floors with about 10 rooms in each one.

JN & A-LD

Wednesday Afternoon 

This Afternoon we went to a basilica and we saw a big statue. I took a photo of the big church today called Santa Marie Degli Angeli. In this church there were a lot of frescos and even a mini church called Porziuncolo which was the church were Francis died.

 

St Francis’ Basilica

Today (after breakfast) we went to St Francis’ Basilica, we had a tour guide who showed us the meanings of all of the frescos. All of the frescos told stories in the life of St Francis, there was one fresco of Heaven and Hell, on the Heaven side there where all of the Saints but on the Hell side there were skeletons and demons being tortured and there were men growing horns and claws.

When we went downstairs we saw St Francis’ tomb surrounded by the tombs of his first followers. After we went back upstairs and went to a place with artifacts from St Francis’ time. There was a pair of shoes (the tour guide- brother Martin -said they where Nike’s), a robe, some scrolls, a set of rules St Francis wrote for the Franciscans and an ivory horn St Francis had.

We then went outside to a garden with some hedges sheared into the shape of the word PAX which means peace in Latin and there was a hedge the shape of the Tau cross dyed red. We took some photos there and we departed to have lunch in the hotel garden. That’s all so far.

KR

Mass in Damiano

This morning at 10:00AM we attended mass led by Father Ivano in a private chapel within the monastery. This was a privilege as most visitors cannot enter.

Before the mass, Brother Eunan told us about the amazing lives of Saint Francis and Saint Clare.

MS

The journey to Assisi

Our long journey took about 6 hours from the school gates, to the hotel in Assisi. This may seem like a long time but from the second we got off the plane into scorching heat, we knew it was  going to be worth it!

Highlights for me and my group have included: the never ending meal times (pasta and meat and vegetables and bread and fruit and salad…), climbing the steep slopes of the town and seeing the beautiful views,  playing rounders outside a castle at the top of a hill, and a delicious ice cream! As you can tell, we all found this day to be amazing!

CM