National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, San Francisco

The contemporary ministry of the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi invites pilgrims, visitors, and all people of faith to encounter God's love in its sanctuary of quiet and prayer. Moreover, the Shrine offers a rich experience of the sacramental life of the Church for the Catholic faithful who come seeking spirituality, faith, and grace.
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  • Since we have visited the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, we knew we wanted to visit this national shrine. Saint Francis of Assisi is the namesake for San Francisco. The National Shrine cons...  more »
  • A wonderful old San Francisco gem! Visit. They built a small chapel next door in 7/8 scale called the Portziuncula, an exact but scale replica of the one in Assisi built by Saint Francis himself. This...  more »
  • Next to the recent San Francisco church, built in the 19th century and which retains the title of the oldest Catholic parish in the city, was performed (located within a small chapel) a copy in magnitude just smaller than the original of the little church of Porziuncola of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi, so tied to the life of St Francis, who died in this town. The new Porziuncola is identical to the original in every way and contains, kept in a reliquary, a stone from the true Porziuncola and donated by Pope John Paul II. Very interesting collection, though little known. We had enquired at local Italian waiter of one of the many neighbors (we are Italian district) and didn't know about it.
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  • Sushi was good, wasabi... not hot enough. Jenna needs to eat her sushi better.
  • Beautiful architecture. A school is connected to the church. George Washington Park across the street. (small but locals do tai chi and relax for lunch)
  • My husband and I went to visit the Shrine. It is such a beautiuful church and the Presence of God so special. Anthony and Sandra C. Hesperia ,Ca
  • This church has a replica of the Porziuncola which is in Assisi. It's a beautiful shrine to not miss on your trip to San Francisco.
  • Been going here since 2006 love this church and proud to be a knight of Saint francis. When being in this church you can definitely feel gods presence right away .

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