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When monks met crowdsourcing.

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Crowdfunding and medieval history are coming together in Rome as a group of Franciscan monks take to the internet to drum up funds to restore a dusty cell said to have been used by St. Francis of Assisi himself.
Following Franciscan tradition, the monastery has appealed for charity to finance the project, refusing to ask the Vatican or the Italian state for funds. Hence, they launched a Kickstarter gig!
More here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/671087979/st-francis-in-rome-the-restoration

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  • Jelena Woehr

    The Prayer of St. Francis is so beautiful... I was terribly disappointed to learn there's no evidence he ever wrote it! Nevertheless he remains my favorite Saint by a mile.

    • Agus Echague

      "For it is in giving that we receive and it is in pardoning that we are pardoned".
      He is one of the coolest. I think that's why the Pope picked him for his name. He embodies awesomeness.