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Very suggestive monastery on the hills of Assisi: it is the place where Santa Chiara lived with the other nuns. There is a very beautiful and peaceful cloister and, outside, a suggestive statue of St. Francesco, meditating while overlooking the valley of Assisi.
The peaceful area surrounding this monastery and the simplicity that they lived in is beautiful. I would highly recommend stopping here for an hour or so to feel the peace and understand what inspired St. Francis so deeply.
The San Damiano Cross that spoke to St Francis is no longer at this location but here is the place where the Founder of the Franciscan Order was asked to repair his Church. St. Francis initially took it as a physical rebuilding of this church....More
Conveniently located just below the town of Assisi, this is worth a stop. It is very peaceful and serene. 30 minutes and your through. Some people find this a very moving and religious visit. Quite a contrast to the town above. I was very disappointed...More
San Damian’s is very special so peaceful , we’re lucky enough to go for Vespers one evening and share a service with other Pilgrims,The courtyard gardens are beautifully kept and a must to sit in and enjoy the silence and peace. I recommend ,if you...More
Although it is just a small church with its own monastery, a bit outside of the city, San Damiano played a major role in history.
It's told that this is the place where St. Francis in 1205 would have been commissioned by God to give...More