Science & Culture

Night, Day, Solemnity, Joy

The Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi encloses the Porziuncola, a small chapel that Saint Francis rebuilt with his own hands and the site of his death.

Two complementing 2010 videos taken at the Basilica provide extraordinary insights into Saint Francis and his centuries-long legacy.

The San Francisco in the Americas project took video on 3 October 2010 of the solemn candlelight procession commemorating the Transitus of Saint Francis on the same date in 1226.

The solemnity of the Feast Day of San Francisco contrasts with Waka Waka Francescana, the Franciscan interpretation of the 2010 World Cup anthem performed by friars, nuns, and the local community at a youth rally in Assisi.