Feast of Our Lady of Angels Aug 2nd
Date: 8/2/2013 1:06:41 AM ( 8 y ) ... viewed 968 times
The feast of Our Lady Queen of Angels dates back to before the days of St. Francis. By the year 1045 there was a chapel in Assisi called “Our Lady of the Angels” because of the belief angels had appeared there. By the time St. Francis arrived in 1207 the church had fallen into disrepair. Jesus appeared to Francis there and asked him to repair his church. Francis thought the Lord meant the physical building which he immediately began to do. Only later did Francis realize the Lord meant that he was to repair the Church as a Community of believers. In this little chapel known as the Portiuncula (or little portion) Francis received his vocation to follow Christ and it was here in 1208 that he founded his order of franciscans and then later the Poor Clares and here he held several chapters or meetings of the community. In 1226 he died in an adjoining room to the chapel. You can still visit the original chapel which is now entirely enclosed and covered by a much larger church building on the plain at the foot of the hill leading to Assisi.
The Feast of Our Lady Queen of Angels is celebrated on August 2 each year.
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