Dear visitor,

Welcome to the official website of the Franciscan Sanctuary of Rome.

In this place St. Francis of Assisi lived during his visits to the Holy Father, when the Church greeted the Little Poor Man in its arms.

In this place sits the "room" where Francis retired, among the lepers, where it was the Benedictine Hospice of San Biagio.

In this place, Francis strengthened over time friendship with the roman noblewoman Iacopa de 'Settesoli, the spiritual friend who was closest during the last days of his earthly life.

In this place, the Order of Friars Minor of St. Francis has experienced decisive moments of its history in Rome and throughout the world.

In this place, the people of the district of Trastevere has always found friendship and comfort.

In this place, in 1906, St. Pius X founded the Parish of San Francesco a Ripa Grande.

In this place, in 2011 the Roman Province of the Minor Friars has decided to follow the experience of St. Francis in the spirit of the place, initiating an experience of sharing with brothers and sisters homeless.

In this place, the Friars preserve the Provincial Library, with a collection of books among the oldest and most important of Rome, and a library specializing in Franciscan.

In this place, finally, there are works of artistic importance as the sculptures made by Fra Diego da Careri, the Blessed Ludovica Albertoni made by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the altarpiece made by Francesco Salviati, and a wealth of art among the most important about the Baroque Rome.

In this place, dear visitor, the Friars, who live here today, are happy to invite you and greet you with the words of St. Francis:

“The Lord give you peace”.