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Sanctuary of Spoliation

Sanctuary of Spoliation

The Sanctuary of Spoliation is located in the church of St. Mary Major, next to the bishopric, the ancient Assisi Cathedral where St.

Francis was baptised. 

The Sanctuary was built on the site where the Poor Man of Assisi took off his rich clothes in front of his father Pietro di Bernardone in order to wear the habit of the poor (even if it’s not clear whether this happened in front of the church or inside the bishopric, where the hall of Spoliation is precisely situated, or even in the palace’s cloister).  

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