WAAAAAAHHHHH!! Pat is still over there and he went back to Assisi this week-end with our friend Rob! Actually, I am glad because they were able to see some of the parts of Assisi that I wasn't able to walk to because of my back.
Here is what he wrote
"Of course Rob showed me places I had never seen: the cathedral with Clare's house; the square where Francis stripped with 4 high school kids enacting the scene in medieval costumes, Francis' house with his Dad's workshop, Clare's preserved body in the crypt of S. Chiara, and of course San Damiano
It is still the basic medieval Cloister where Chiara and the nuns lived. Very primitive and lovely. We went ther for vespers. The underground chapel was packed with all ages including lots of teenagers. The singing was incredible! There is a community of about 20 friars. I think it is the novitiate for Italy. There were several young friars."
I am a leetle envious, but I am happy I made it back here for my friend's wake and funeral and to be with my kids and grandkids.
This is Pat and the creche in front of the Basilica of San Francesco