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Basilica di Santa Chiara: Miraculous Crucifix

Miraculous Crucifix

East end of the Oratorio del Crocifisso, with the 13th-century miraculous crucifix that spoke to St. Francis in the Church of San Damiano. It said, "Francis, Francis, repair my house which, as you can see, is falling into ruins."

Credit: Holly Hayes