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Catholic Identity

  • Catholic Identity    

    Catholic Identity
    Contemplation, as we reflect upon the presence of God in our lives and work

  • Franciscan Prayers    

    Franciscan Prayers
    Catholic Identity

  • Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration    

    Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
    Catholic Identity

  • History    

    History
    Catholic Identity

  • St. Clare of Assisi    

    St. Clare of Assisi
    Catholic Identity

  • St. Francis of Assisi    

    St. Francis of Assisi
    Catholic Identity

  • St. Rose of Viterbo    

    St. Rose of Viterbo
    Catholic Identity

  • Statement of Purpose    

    Statement of Purpose
    Catholic Identity

San Damiano CrossSan Damiano Cross

The San Damiano Cross is the one St. Francis was praying before he received the commission from the Lord to rebuild the Church. The original cross presently hangs in Santa Chiara (St. Clare) Church in Assisi, Italy.  All Franciscans cherish his cross as the symbol of their mission from God.  The cross is called an icon cross because it contains images of people who have a part in the meaning of the cross.  The tradition of such crosses began in the eastern Church and was transported by Serbian monks to the Umbria district of Italy.