June 10, 2012

Some Pictures From The Assisi Friary






















The public chapel where we have Mass each day.























The friars' chapel, where we pray the Liturgy of the Hours, the rosary, and have two periods of common meditation each day. The tabernacle is decorated with the dominical word, Prendete, questo รจ il mio corpo for the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ today.























The refectory. Around the room is the traditional Franciscan greeting, 'peace and good' in various languages. You can see the Polish in this picture; not visible are Latin, Italian, German, and Portuguese.

8 comments:

Tom said...

So what street are you on? How close are you to St. Francis' tomb or that upper piazza?
I will pray for you today during this special time in your priestly life. (And as for the language, just remember: Ch = K sound and emphasize the second-to-last syllable in big words to get that classic Italian pronunciation)

Brother Charles said...

We're at Via San Francesco 21, so very close to the Basilica of St. Francis. And thanks for the tips...emphasis is giving me a lot of trouble, I think because of Spanish.

Sarah said...

Although we didn't visit this Franciscan Friary, we visited Assisi a few years ago when the meeting of all the Franciscans happened. What an incredible event that was.

Barb, ofs said...

Your public chapel is beautiful!

Benedicta said...

Can not wait to see Assisi. I like your dining room. The private chapel reminds me of the Friar's chapel in CSH.Do you say the mass in the traditional or the facing the tabernacle?

Brother Charles said...

The Mass is offered facing the people.

Rob H. said...

beautiful! miss seeing your updates on facebook!

Brother Charles said...

@Rob...Facebook got too hard for me. One day I thought to myself that it had risen to the condition of requiring just as much of a complexity of social skills as real life, and thus no longer suited my particular constitution.