Walk and reflect in Assisi

Walk and reflect in Assisi

Experience awe for Creation and its Creator in Assisi, home of St. Francis. The “Laudato Si’ Circuit” is an opportunity to live a few moments immersed in the Assisi countryside and in Franciscan spirituality.

Accompanied by the poetry of St. Francis’ Canticle of the Creatures and Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’, the groups can intensely live these texts that speak to the heart through words and song, and can reflect in silence to connect with God.

The “Laudato Si ‘Circuit” is divided into three parts: the song of creation, the cry of creation and the action for creation. Each section offers a new way of seeing our relationship with ourselves, with creation and with God.

There are three options to participate:

Short Laudato Si’ Circuit
The short circuit lasts for two hours. It is carried out entirely in the Sanctuary of St. Damian, in the external area where the Canticle was born.
Medium Laudato Si’ Circuit
The medium circuit lasts for four hours. It begins in the Sanctuary of Rivotorto, winds along the evocative paths that lead to the Sanctuary of St. Damian, before ending in the external area where the Canticle was born.
Long Laudato Si’ Circuit
The long circuit lasts for six hours. It begins at the train station of Santa Maria degli Angeli, passes through the countryside downstream from Assisi to the Sanctuary of Rivotorto, winds along the paths that lead to the Sanctuary of St. Damian and ends in the external area where the Canticle was born.

For more information, please contact Antonio Caschetto at [email protected]

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not offering Laudato Si’ Circuits at the moment.

About the coordinator

Antonio Caschetto is the coordinator of the Laudato Si’ GCCM Program of Assisi.

He is the author of Vivi Laudato Si’, a book about the Franciscan roots of the encyclical of Pope Francis and his connection with action today. Antonio and his collaborators help the pilgrims in Assisi, in the retreats and in the formation of animators, to deepen their experience of Laudato Si’ and the Canticle of the Creatures. He is an architect by training, and as an architect he completed projects to reduce environmental impacts.

For the diocese of Assisi, he has taught Italian to asylum-seekers and served as spiritual guide for the Shrine of Renunciation, his parish and headquarters of the Laudato Si’ Circle; led the first ecumenical prayer for creation in Assisi. Married to his wonderful wife Angelica, he has two beautiful sons, Francesco and Emanuele, and a foolish dog named Jumpy.