The solemn opening ceremony of the 800th anniversary celebration of the Stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi will be broadcast online Friday, Jan. 5.

The event will be streamed live on the website at 11 a.m. in Rome, which is 5 a.m. Eastern Time in the U.S.

Resources for observing and learning more about the gift of the stigmata can be found on our website at