The extreme synthesis of the spiritual
convictions of Francis of Assisi,
its message of peace and harmony with the world and God, is contained in the
marvellous Hymn to the Sun (Laudes
Creaturarum), a touching edition of his religious conception. The most ancient
code of the text is preserved in the Biblioteca
Comunale of Assisi and is dated around the XIII century. The Hymn to the Sun, besides being a real
poetic and religious manifesto of the Franciscan movement, is the first
testimony of the religious poetry in Italian vernacular. Conceived as prayer
for the monks and as a stimulation for the devotees, about the biographies we
know that Francis also composed its music, as he often did for his Laudes, that
he personally sang and that required to his monks to publicly perform.
The art of the spirit and the spirit of art at Assisi
The art of spirit and the spirit of art
are woven at Assisi for celebrating the wedding among the most elevated the man
can conceive. Two grandiose revolutionary messages ...
Assisi, the East of the world
In 1182 Francis was born and as a new sun
makes of Assisi the East of the world. This way Dante
fixes in the XI song of the Heaven the coordinates to
St. Francis of Assisi: the inventor of the Crib
The spiritual distance that separated Francis of Assisi
ecclesiastical hierarchies of the time, brought him to draw closer always to
the people, more preci...
Giotto's histories in the Basilica of Assisi
The splendid intersection of life that
happened in Assisi
, in the Basilica Superiore
, was when Giotto
in 1290 had to represent the
life of St. Fran
Lights and shades of the Basilica of Assisi
Two years after the death of St. Francis of Assisi
, during his
canonization, the building of Basilica begun, consecrated in 1253. A lot of
polemics rose against the...
Assisi Capital of the Peace and Patrimony of the humanity
In 2000 the UNESCO has inserted Assisi in
the list of the places that for history, importance, culture and tradition, are
ideally released by the geographical place in whi...
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