The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi

The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi

The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The NATIONAL shrine to St.Francis of Assisi in located here in San Francisco. It’s a beautiful building and striking in pure white.
Written 4 October 2023
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Michael F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We stumbled upon this place while exploring Chinatown and Vicinity. The gates and Doors were originally locked and the associate pastor greeted us and asked if we would like to go inside. He unlocked the building and when we went inside we were stunned by the beauty of the architecture. It was Magnificent. Then afterwards the Pastor took us to a small Chapel where we got to see the original Building that was transported brick by brick from Assisi. It was a pleasant and unplanned experience but well worth it. I highly recommend it.
Written 11 October 2022
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patrickmH3714PS
Fayetteville, AR92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
The Shrine is only open by appointment at the moment. We were very fortunate to meet the priest in the main church and he graciously set a time to meet us a later time. He was very informative and gracious.
Written 4 February 2022
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JTSeattle
Snohomish, WA386 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
After wandering the busy downtown and sites, it is wonderful to have a sacred space to pause and recollect your soul. This is a lovely spot.
Written 5 December 2021
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Michael K
1,001 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The main church instilled a sense of grandeur with its tall arches, stained glass windows and panels of paintings adorning the altar. At the side of the church is a building with the name Nuova Ponziuncola above the front entrance. It houses a 2/3 scale model of Saint Francis' Ponziuncola in Assisi, Italy. Even the wall paintings were chipped to resemble the original, according to the father giving the tour. It is definitely worth the visit
Written 22 July 2021
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mini
Fremont, CA1,95,389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I visited the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi. It is in the North Beach - Chinatown area of San Francisco. It was founded June 17, 1849. It was the first parish church in San Francisco as well as the first parochial school. The first ordination to th priesthood was held there in 1852.

I visited during the Christmas holiday season so nativity scenes were up as well as poinsettias It was very pretty.

The archietecture, religious statues, and; tall column struce of the cathedral are all nice to see.
Written 10 January 2020
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CassieMace
Huntington, WV274 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
We stopped here on a walking tour of North Beach. I enjoyed hearing the history of the building and I was grateful that one of the people in our party was able to pray in the shrine.

This place was saved from
Fires by being covered in wine soaked rags. It is a treasure.
Written 21 December 2019
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lonil990
Stayton, OR92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We were staying in the area and decided to attend Mass here. It's a bustling part of town but so beautiful and peaceful inside! We came early to take pictures, wander, and learn about this shrine.
Written 1 November 2019
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flyer303_12
Buffalo, NY250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We enjoyed the piped in musical chants that gave us such a feeling of peace. We spoke to the priest, and learned a lot about the church's history. We lit a candle for some loved ones. The white altar and beautiful stained glass windows were beautiful.
Written 31 July 2019
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Aleks S
Hamilton, Canada180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
No Little Italy, anywhere in North America, is complete without its chiesetta, its neighburhood church. That this one is a National Shrine to the patron saint of the city makes it even more special. I dropped in not knowing preparations for mass were in progress. From the sacristy beautiful traditional chant could be heard - the parish is home to Marist Brothers. Lovely mural of St Francis preaching to the birds, faithful reproduction of the San Damiano cross. Gleaming twin spires rise above the neighbourhood bustle and stand in contrast to the modern pyramid tower nearby. Worth popping in if you are in Little Italy.
Written 29 July 2019
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