Praised be You, My Lord,
through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs

Francesco D'Assisi, cantico di frate Sole

Saint Francis is "an example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral ecology lived out joyfully and authentically"

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Saint Francis "invites us to see nature as a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of his infinite beauty and goodness"

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On 28/09/2017, at the Ministry of the Environment, the General Custody of the Sacred Conventsigned a memorandum of understanding with theUmbria Regional Environmental Protection Agencyand withSisifo – Sostenibilità & Resilienza, with the aim of creating a single sustainability project for the monumental complex that comprises the Upper Basilica, the Lower Basilica, the Sacred Convent and the Forest.


This sustainability plan – backed by Novamont since the planning stage -will regard all the activities of the Convent, starting from the life of the community of friars and comprising the welcome offered to pilgrims and the activities of the Basilicas of Assisi, with a view to identifying the best technologies and the most efficient, low-environmental-impact management approaches.

Fra’ Sole, the Sustainability Project for the Sacred Convent of Assisi, at the 2019 Fa’ la cosa giusta! fair

The Fra’ Sole project in the words of Brother Antonello Fanelli of the Sacred Convent of Assisi

The Fra’ Sole logo: from conception to creation