The Town of Maida, Italy
of Saint Francis has its roots in Maida, Italy.
There, the origins of the festival for Saint
Francis were initiated. Since the the town of
Maida considers Saint Francis to be its patron, it
devotes much time and energy to honor him. Much
of the community of the Society can trace their
roots to Maida. The Society also follows much of
the same traditions that the people of Maida have
Maida is located in the region
of Calabria Italy. It is a old town with terrific
charm, historical sites, and a beautiful people.
To learn more about the town visit their official
Here are some pictures
See some of the people of
Maida in action at their yearly St. Francis festival: