The pilgrimage is the oldest expression of religiousness, known and practised both by Christians and by believers of other religions. For the Church it is a valid way of human promotion and evangelisation, for the strong calling that it exerts even on non practising people..
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”Vade Francisco et repara domum meam”
St. Francis - Official pilgrimage of st. Francis of Assisi
Pilgrimage To Assisi - 1) Pictures of the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi - 2) official certificate of pilgrimage of St. Francis
Why a Franciscan Pilgrimage … in Italy?
Saint Francis and Saint Anthony, the Seraphic Founder and the Learned Apostle (meo episcopus) of the Franciscan Order, are two great "figures" who have stirred the perpetual engine of humble and simple spirituality, a perpetual source for all people who are suffering from an existential aridity.
Thanks to these suppositions, the wish to offer a Pilgrimage was born aimed at fulfilling the new spiritual requirement. Differently from the past, it is a research of "movement" where the pilgrim wants to explore in primis original experiences just to open himself to the compassion of that Love "that moves the sun and the other stars".
Apparently the purpose of the pilgrim is to walk to Assisi, but in reality "he advances towards himself" to join the Divine within. The Pilgrimage to Assisi is not a recognised pilgrimage as you might suppose, but it is the fusion of many other short traditional pilgrimages, that already existed in the local sphere (See: Assisi, La Verna, Casella, Cerbaiolo, Montecasale, Montepaolo). These ways are linked to peculiar devotions and, lived in this spiritual dimension again, will give a new surge to the interior research, renewing the essence of Francisco’s doctrine. So it should be, not only the stones to testify to the stranger His Teaching, but also the renewal of the original Franciscan fraternity along the pilgrimage and in the community of Assisi itself.
The town of Assisi will be raised as a "Landmark of Universal Reference" for all men of goodwill, overcoming in this way any distinction of Culture and Belief in syntony with the Fundamental Principles of every True Religion.
Classical Itinerary, recommended stops:
0. Rifugio Benedetta Bianchi Porro di Dovadola Rifugio
1. Dovadola - S. Valentino Km 21
2. S. Valentino - Premilcuore Km 21
3. Premilcuore (Cà Ridolla) - Corniolo Km 18
4. Corniolo - Camaldoli Km 22
5. Camaldoli - Biforco Km 19
6. Biforco-La Verna Km 9
7. La Verna-Caprese Michelangelo Km 23
8. Caprese Michelangelo - Sansepolcro Km 25
9. Sansepolcro - Città di Castello Km 29
10. Città di Castello - Pietralunga Km 30
11. Pietralunga - Gubbio Km 27
12. Gubbio - Valfabbrica Km 34
13. Valfabbrica - Assisi Km 16
Pilgrimage to Santiago and Assisi wined
Just in the month of July (2007), the councillors of Santiago and Assisi decided to twin these two towns for the common cultural and spiritual affinities, re-proposing the pilgrimage as a real source of a "new" evangelisation.Technical guide of the pilgrimage
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“To my brother Anthony, my bishop, I wish good health. I approve of your teaching theology to the monks, but only on condition that, owing to this study, you will not dampen the spirit of the holy prayer and devotion, as it is ordained in the Rule. Be well” Francis
“Here, on earth, the eye of the soul is Love, the only valid one to overcome any veil. Wherever the intellect stops, love proceeds with its own colour to the union with God” Saint Anthony from Padua, Sermone