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Assisi: Parish Church of Saint Mary Major & Sanctuary of the Spogliazione

About the Parish Church of Saint Mary Major in Assisi:

One of the oldest churches in Assisi, the Church of Saint Mary Major was built in the fourth century, and then re-built in the late 10th century.  It was the original Cathedral at the time of Saint Francis.

Of special interest here is the Sanctuary of the Spogliazione (Shrine of Renunciation), that recalls the moment when St. Francis renounced his patrimony, including his clothing, in the bishop’s residence in the presence of his father.

About the Sanctuary of the Spogliazione:

The Sanctuary is fairly new by Assisi standards, having been dedicated on May 20, 1917.

Of great interest is the fact that on April 6 of 2019, the body of Venerable Carlo Acutis was moved here from its previous location. As is the case in someone being considered for sainthood, his body was taken from the cemetery here in Assisi to a secure location for examination and will then was re-interred here in the Sanctuary.

There are no reports that his body is incorrupt, as has been falsely stated by some.

Finding the Sanctuary of the Spogliazione in Assisi:

The Sanctuary is located in the Church of Saint Mary Major in Assisi.

Address: piazza vescovado, Assisi, Italy 06081

Tel: +39 (075) 813085

Click here for the official website of the Santuario della Spogliazione

 

Finding the Parish Church of Saint Mary Major in Assisi:

According to their website they have a weekday Mass with Vespers daily at 5:00 p.m. and Mass on Holy Days at 11:00 a.m.

Address:  Piazza del Vescovado , 06081, Assisi (PG)

Tel: +39 075-813085

Click here for the official website of the Parish Church of Saint Mary Major in Assisi (in Italian).

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