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Cattedrale di San Rufino

Assisi Cathedral, dedicated to San Rufino is a major church in Assisi, that has been important in the history of the Franciscan order. In this church Saint Francis of Assisi(1182), Saint Clare (1193) and many of their original disciples were baptised. It was on hearing Francis preaching in this church in 1209 that Clare became deeply touched by his message and realized her calling. Tommaso da Celano related that once Saint Francis was witnessed praying in this church while, at the same time, he was seen jumping on a chariot of fire in the Porziuncola. This stately church in Umbrian Romanesque style was the 3rd church built on the same site to contain the remains of bishop Rufinus of Assisi.



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