Prayer Requests

Hotel Fontebella
Hotel Fontebella
Thank you for all the good wishes upon our arrival here. We have received the prayer requests. Count on our prayers.

This morning we had Holy Mass in the lower Basilica of St. Francis, just a few feet from his tomb.

Then we toured the upper and lower Basilicas, visiting St. Francis and admiring the beautiful frescoes, especially those by Giotto. We were guided by a local expert, with a son named Francesco.

We visited the nearby chapel of San Damiano, where St. Francis heard our Lord speak to him from the cross. Christ told St. Francis to “re-build my Church.” This is also the place where St. Clare lived her life as a nun and inaugurated the Poor Clare way of life. We visited the original Poor Clare convent.

paniniThen we visited the Basilica of St. Clare, where the saint rests in peaceful splendor, awaiting the resurrection. From there we walked to the town square, where there was an ancient Roman temple to the goddess of wisdom. Now the building is a church dedicated to our Lady.

Then it was time for a delicious Italian lunch.

Just to give you an idea of what a small world it truly is: By noon today (Assisi time, of course–six hours ahead of EST) I had already run into two priests I know.

Also, we all knew by breakfast about the unfortunate outcome yesterday evening in Washington. But we do not care, since we have bigger fish to fry. A pilgrimage can even put football into perspective.

…More to follow, hopefully with pictures.

3 thoughts on “Prayer Requests

  1. So glad you made it to the other side of the pond. I hope all is well. Say hello to all the Washington guys when you get into Roma. Say hi to all the Washington priests you are running into on other pilgrimages too — pity; couldn’t you all coordinate your trips.


  2. NEMY BASILIO – please pray for me to pass the nursing board exam last Nov.29-30, 2008 and pray that my application of going abroad(CANADA) will successful

    ANTONIO & AIDA BASILIO and FAMILY – please pray that the Lord will prosper us abundantly, physically, spiritually and financially; pray that HIS plans for us will fulfill. In Jesus Name.

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