On Monday when we arrived at our hostel. The first thing we did was unpack and expore our rooms, we went to the old town and followed a pathway to a fort. There was an amazing view from the top.
Today, Year 6 learnt about St. Francis and his life. We learnt that St Francis wasn’t always a religious man but he found God when he was in the army. God spoke to him in a dream saying,”Would you follow the master or the servant?” Francis understood what God said; he was led by God to a church which he needed to rebuild, Francis then turned to religion and started a life of peace.
We first went through the town and that led us to a long stair case, which led us to a beautiful view.
Once we got to the top of the fortress we found a massive area of grass where we played frisbee.
Then we finally left after an hour of play and went down the hill to get an ice cream where we found a sign post where we saw all toursit attractions in Assisi.
After that we went back the house for dinner. OG OD
This evening we all showered and got dressed into clean outfits, and went down to dinner.
We had a lovely rice dish with eggs and fish as a starter, then a chicken and vegetables main course, followed by fruits.
When our group left dinner to walk back to the rooms and get ready for bed, we saw hundreds of birds flying over our heads, in front of a beautiful sunset. We had to stop for a picture!
Taking photos was a lot of fun and we can post them in our blog! 😜😜
Today we went to San Damiano and Brother Eunan spoke to us about the life of St Francis.
St. Francis was born in 1182 and lived for 44 years. His father was an Italian merchant and his mother was French.
When he was 19, he decided to Become a knight. He was captured by the opposition (Perugia) For around one year.
Later on in his life, he was praying in a chapel in front of a crucifix when it began to tell him to rebuild the church. He sold all of his father’s clothes and his horse to generate money so he could rebuild the church where the crucifix was.
He then Took on a vow of Poverty and threw away all of his nice clothes and wore a habit instead.
Near his death, he recieved the stigmata wounds. (the wounds of Jesus on the cross.)
A replica of the crucifix that talked to st Francis.