Thursday, August 2, 2012

Our Lady of the Angels

Today is the Feast Day of Our Lady of The Angels of Portiuncula, A vision received by St. Francis of Assisi in a small, abandoned, church (dedicated to Our Lady) of the Blessed Mother, telling him to repair the church.

Francis heard that it was often visited by angels, so he properly named it, "St. Mary of the Angels." He made this small church his permanent shelter, and it is the very place where he entered the Beatific Vision. It is also the place where St. Clare took her vows to become a nun.

St. Mary of the Angels Church, inside the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, Assisi

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