This is me, playing 'A Touching Place' by John Bell, Iona Community. I played a version, and sang a version in the wood. Now i have to get to grips with 'Audacity' It will be the sound track while people view.
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
This is the interior courtyard of San Damiano, in Assisi. St Clare and St Francis lived here. Its a bit Rachel Whiteread-ish. I sat in this space and it was so meditative and peaceful, I could almost feel the prayers of hundreds of years pressed into this shape - the shape of the interior cloister, which would have been enclosed at the time of St Clare (1290 ish).
This is the real Porziuncola in Assisi. Why is it special?
- some hermits built it in 350AD and relics of Our Lady were placed in it.
- St Bennedict live there
- St Francis recieved his vocation there in 1250ish
- St Francis re built the chapel with his brothers
- St Clare lived there
- St Francis was buried under it - until he was moved