Shrine of Renunciation to open in Assisi
April 17, 2017
Pope Francis has written a letter to Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi to mark the May 20 inauguration of the Shrine of Renunciation at the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels in Assisi.
The shrine recalls the moment when St. Francis renounced his patrimony, including his clothing, in the bishop’s residence in the presence of his father.
In his letter, Pope Francis recalled his 2013 visit to the Room of Renunciation in the bishop’s residence. The Pope said that the new shrine “reminds the Church that it ought to live in the footsteps of Francis, divesting itself of worldliness and clothing itself in the values of the Gospel.”
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- Lettera del Santo Padre al Vescovo di Assisi per l’inaugurazione del Santuario della Spogliazione, 16.04.2017 (Holy See Press Office)
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