Saturday, July 31, 2010

St Francis of Assisi - Porziuncola

The Portiuncola (now located in the basilica Santa Maria degli Angeli)
"I desire to send you all to Paradise by announcing to you the indulgence which has been granted me by Pope Honorius! Know then that all those present, and those who shall come after in the future to this church to pray, will receive the remission of their sins. I should have liked to have had this indulgence granted for a week, but I have only succeeded in getting it for one day." --St. Francis announcing the Portiuncola Indulgence to the people, August
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