Musician in “dialogue” among Holy Spirit’s places


International Festival of Sacred Franciscan Music

10th edition


“And the Word became flesh” (John 1,14)


Assisi continues to promote and spread the culture of the dialogue thanks to its particular attitude in promoting the peace and the respect among people: a culture that is intended to accept you all who follow St Francis and St Clare’s example.

“Assisi Pax Mundi” festival is organized by the four Franciscan Families in Assisi with the cooperation of the Chapel Choir of the Papal Basilica of St Francis: it has reached its 10th edition and it really want to offer the possibility to dialogue for peace and communion. Artists participating at the event are invited to present their repertoire and to meet each other in the beautiful scenery of Assisi, to share their experiences and feelings.


This year, we Franciscan families, we will celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Later Rule and of the well-known Greccio’s Crib: in 1223, in order to celebrate Christmas, Saint Francis wanted to represent “the Baby who was born in Betlem and to show us the difficulties his family had because of the lack of all the things that an infant may need, he also want to show us how He was put in a manger with straw” (FF 468). The deep desire to faithfully live the Gospel led Saint Francis to represent with that Nativity scene the misery and the humility of God incarnating in a child. In fact “He meditated on the Lord’s Words and he never loose sight of Its works. But the humility of the Incarnation and the charity of the Passion were so deeply impressed in its memory that he thought with difficulty to other” (FF467).

We Franciscan Families, in the occasion of this 10th edition of Assisi Pax Mundi, we can do nothing but follow the example of our Seraphic Father trying to contemplate “the Word that became flesh and made his dwelling among us”


The festival is taking place from the 19th to 22nd of October 2023 with a series of concerts that will occur in different moments of the day in the Franciscan places of Assisi and its surroundings; the final concert will be the event’s crowning moment: all entered groups will participate in it. The Festival will end with the Solemn Eucharist Celebration at the Saint Francis Upper Basilica and with the performance of the Song of the Creatures by p. Domenico Stella.


Registration procedures: choral and instrumental groups that want to participate to the event have to fill the proper form that can be found in the website in the page “Groups/Sign in” or sending to the e-mail address

  • A copy of the completely filled form
  • The program of the performance that has to last 30 minutes at most (it has to refer to St Francis figure or to the Incarnation). It has to include two songs, lasting 7 minutes at most, that have to be performed during the final concert.
  • An audio/video recording of the group
  • A copy of the receipt for payment of 150,00 € that has to be registered to Cappella Musicale della Basilica Papale S. Francesco – ASSISI PAX MUNDI at the UNICREDIT Bank, Agenzia Assisi Madonna dell’Olivo, IBAN code IT 04 N 02008 38278 000102931525

not later than the 31st of July of 2023.

Not completed pre-registrations of attending groups within the 31st of July of 2023 won’t be considered. Artistic committee will select 15 groups that will have to complete their registration.

An attendance statement will be issued to all groups.

Visits to Basilica’s music manuscripts archives will be organized if they are required.


Stay here: every participating group has to think to its stay here. For any help, our organization suggest you to contact the Maldiviaggi travel agency,


Indicative program


Thursday 19 October 2022


Morning Arrival of the various groups at Assisi and accommodation in hotels


16.30 hrs.     Sala della Conciliazione (Palazzo del Comune) – Greeting by the representatives of the Franciscan families and authorities.

Welcome drink


21.00 hrs.     Opening Concert


Friday 20 October 2022


09.00 hrs       Vocality lesson and singing tests for the Solemn Mess


Friday 20 – Saturday 21 October 2022


11.00 – 12.00 – 16.00 – 17.00 – 19.30 – 21.00 hrs Concert in various Franciscan locations.


Saturday 21 October 2022


20.30 hrs.     Closing concert in the presence of all participating groups.


Sunday 22 October 2022


09.30 hrs.     Rehearsals in the Upper Basilica of Saint Francis


10.30 hrs.     Solemn Mass in the Basilica of St. Francis (to follow) The execution of the Canticle of the Creatures of fh. D.M. Stella with the participation of all groups.


Afternoon Departure


The definite program with times of concerts of the various participating groups will be communicated at least 15 days prior to arrival in Assisi.


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