San Damiano, Assisi, Umbria, Italy

The church is the heart of the Shrine, the place where the conversion of the young St. Francis occurred. Built at different times the oldest part is towards the altar with the off-centre apse. The choir dates to1506.
Dedicated to Saint Damian the shrine was enriched around 1150 by the Siro-byzantine icon of the crucified Christ which spoke to Francis. The crucifix is nowadays to be seen in the Basilica of Saint Clare, inside the town walls of Assisi … Read more >>>