a wandering woman writes

Friday, April 27, 2007

San Damiano

San Damiano is a breathtakingly simple place. A rough wooden cross hangs above the corner where Saint Clare died on a mat in the communal dormitory.

Yet in the cloister garden, two elegant frescos show angels appearing to Saint Francis, and in the fresco above, to Saint Clare, in her father's palace on the Piazza de San Rufino.



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