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Franciscan communities gather to commemorate St. Francis’ death

On the evening of Oct. 3, women and men from Franciscan religious communities across the Archdiocese of Chicago gathered at St. Ita Church, 5500 N. Broadway, in Mary, Mother of God Parish to commemorate the Transitus, an 800-year-old service to commemorate the passing of St. Francis of Assisi into eternal life.