Local luminaries get look at medieval manuscripts of St. Francis

December 19, 2014 Anna Spivak
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In their first trip out of Italy in 700 years, the manuscripts of St. Francis of Assisi, a 12th Century friar and soldier born Francesco di Bernardone, were on display for a VIP reception held on Wednesday, December, 17, the same day they became open to the public at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street.

The Exhibit, FRIAR FRANCIS: Traces, Words, Pictures, will be open through January 14 and features 19 manuscripts written by the famous friar that valued peace, brotherhood and concern for the common good.

Borough Hall is the only place in the United States where the papers will be able to be seen—since the United Nations, the only other place in North America where the papers were displayed, is international terrain.

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