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Prayer and Meditation Time at the San Francesco Church in Clinton Township
San Francesco of Assisi is the Patron Saint of Italy. With the serenity of a Franciscan thought, we are invited to join our spirits through prayer, meditation and greetings in the sweet Italian language, on Sundays at 10:00 AM at the San Francesco Church in Clinton Township. San Francesco e' il santo patrono d'Italia. Nella serenità del pensiero francescano sentire il piacere di scambiare un saluto domenicale e condividere un momento di preghiera nella dolce lingua italiana: questo è possibile ogni domenica con la liturgia delle ore 10pm in italiano presso la chiesa San Francesco. Brother Sun and Sister Moon This song is by Donovan (http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Donovan) and appears on the album Brother Sun, Sister Moon (2004) (http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Donovan:Brother_Sun,_Sister_Moon_(2004)). I seldom see you seldom hear your tune Preoccupied with selfish misery Brother Wind and Sister Air Open my eyes to visions pure and fair That I may see the glory around me I am God's creature, of Him I am part I feel His love awakening my heart Brother Sun and Sister Moon I now do see you, I can hear your tune So much in love with all that I survey. (dal Cantico delle Creature di San Francesco di Assisi – 1224) (di: Claudio Baglioni (http://wikitesti.com/Claudio_Baglioni) – Antonio Coggio (http://wikitesti.com/Antonio_Coggio)) – Katyna Ranieri (http://wikitesti.com/Katyna_Ranieri) Dolce sentire come nel mio cuore, ora umilmente, sta nascendo amore. Dolce capire che non son piu’ solo ma che son parte di una immensa vita, che generosa risplende intorno a me: dono di Lui del suo immenso amore. Ci ha dato il cielo e le chiare stelle fratello sole e sorella luna; la madre terra con frutti, prati e fiori il fuoco, il vento, l’aria e l’acqua pura fonte di vita, per le sue creature dono di Lui del suo immenso amore dono di Lui del suo immenso amore. See below for some information on the San Francesco Parish: http://www.aod.org/parishes/locations/San-Francesco-Parish-ID-94/

San Francesco Church

22870 South Nunneley Road · Charter Township of Clinton

What we're about

Hello, Ciao, Welcome & Benvenuti, nel nostro gruppo! This meet up is designed for all who want to share and learn interesting facts about the Italian language and culture.

Although our group was originally established in Troy, it has expanded and grown over the past couple of years. We now have meetups all over Metro Detroit, so there is sure to be something that is convenient to you!

Each meetup is different, based on the host that is leading the group. We may select materials in advance or ask members to bring something to share with the group, such poetry, music, or a grammar lesson.

Members are encouraged to take some type of formal study on their own (community college, private or internet course) and supplement by attending our group events.

We practice conversation, story reading, storytelling and other topics, based on the participants interest and proficiency level. We also encourage members to share their ideas for future meetings and events, and to host, whenever possible.

The top 10 reasons to learn Italian:

1) Because it sounds so beautiful.

2) Because it's fun.

3) It makes Italian food taste even better.

4) You'll fit in when you take your vacation to Italy.

5) Because it makes Italian wine taste even better.

6) Classmates can become good friends.

7) Keeping an active mind wards off Alzheimer.

8) Because it makes Italian beer even taste better.

9) Because it makes Italian music sound... ancora piu bella, also enhancing the diction and understanding of Italian opera

10)... e... soprattutto... perche' la dolce lingua italiana e' la lingua dell'amore!

Ciao, Thanks (Grazie), Vi Aspettiamo!

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