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Novice Pilgrimage to Assisi

Seven Novices from the Society of St Francis led by Br Desmond Alban SSF, Sr Beverley CSF and Sr Damien OSC left for Assisi on Thursday 10th October. During the Pilgrimage they visited many important Franciscan sites both in Assisi and elsewhere. Of particular note was an opportunity to spend some time with OFM Novices in La Verna (the place where St Francis received the Stigmata). In addition to a great deal of travelling there were also many opportunities to pray and to ‘be’ with Ss. Francis and Clare. Hospitality was generously provided by Br Bruce Paul SSF (of the Province of the Divine Compassion and acting Anglican Chaplain in Assisi) who also helped with the logistics of the Pilgrimage.

 

Outside San Rufino

Outside San Rufino

The Pilgrims in St Leonard's Church after the Morning Eucharist (with Br Bruce Paul SSF)

The Pilgrims in St Leonard’s Church after the Morning Eucharist (with Br Bruce Paul SSF)

Statue of St Francis outside San Damiano

Statue of St Francis outside San Damiano

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SSF and OFM Novices at La Verna.