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Laudate Signore!

These are the first words of a song which we have learned in Assisi, the words of which are St. Francis's prayer, The Canticle of the Creatures. It is with much joy and peace that we have returned to the Motherhouse. Our time in Assisi was truly a time of grace in each of our lives and for our entire Congregation. During our stay in Assisi, we were able to walk in the footprints of St. Francis and St. Clare. We spent time in Assisi itself, but also had the opportunity to go to the other places that Francis loved such as La Verna, Greccio, the Portiuncula, San Damiano, and many other places.

One of the highlights was being in Assisi for October 3 and 4th. There were many people there for the feastday. On the evening of October 4 there were Vespers in the Basilica of St. Francis followed by a procession from the lower Basilica to the upper Basilica. At the piazza of the Upper Basilica, the Bishop blessed all of those attending with the Autograph of St. Francis. It is the blessing th…