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    There is a very well known story, depicted numerous times by famous painters, about how Pope Innocent III approved the Rule of St. Francis. It was after his meeting with him that the Pope saw the g...
    June 26, 2008

    In 1209 Francis of Assisi requested permission from Pope Innocent III to found the first order of mendicant friars, who would own no property and depend directly on the charity of the people for their livelihood. Though initially skeptical, the Pope later dreamed he saw Francis propping up a crumbling Church, which he understood as a metaphor for all Catholicism. This dream occurred, according to tradition, on April 16, 1210 and constituted the official founding of the Franciscan order.

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    • Kim Jiries

      The Dream of Innocent III - Giotto. 1297-99. Fresco. 270 X 230 cm. San Francesco, Upper Church, Assisi, Italy.

    • Ronald Gebilaguin

      Legend of St Francis- 6. Dream of Innocent III 1297-99 - Giotto Di Bondone - www.giottodibondone.org

    • Raul Mir

      Legend of St Francis: 6. Dream of Innocent III 1297-99. Giotto. Fresco, 270 x 230 cm. Upper Church, San Francesco, Assisi. This is the sixth of the twenty-eight scenes (twenty-five of which were painted by Giotto) of the Legend of Saint Francis. The composition of this scene is very similar to that of the Dream of the Palace.

    • E B

      Giotto (?) or Master of the Legend of St. Francis. The Dream of Innocent III. Upper Church, Basilica of San Francesco, Assisi. 1297-1300

    • Nina Nona

      Giotto di Bondone, Fresques de la Vie de Saint-François d'Assise: (6) Le rêve d'Innocent III, voyant en songe François qui soutient l'église du Latran sur le point de s'écrouler, fin du XIIIe siècle, Basilique Saint-François d'Assise

    • Roberta B

      Pope Innocent III ... Upper Church, Assisi. attributed to Giotto, School of Giotto or Roman School.

    • Daphne Sinicropi

      Legend of St Francis: 6. Dream of Innocent III 1297-99, Fresco, Upper Church, San Francesco, Assisi

    • Kelly Bressler

      Giotto The Dream of Innocent III 1297-1299 San Francesco, Upper Church, Assisi, Italy

    • Cindy Tu

      Giotto, Innocenzo III's dream, 1295 – 1300, affresco, Basilica di San Francesco, Assisi

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