The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, San Francisco

#23 of 49 in Historic Sites in San Francisco
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Monument
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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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • A smaller Catholic Church but very beautiful and serene with a very welcoming staff that beckoned me to come in brother although I was hardly dressed for church and hadn't shaved this morning. Nevertheless I came inside and was impressed by the rich woods and impressive glass. Other worshippers smiled at me a total stranger and I felt their compassion as I settled into a pew to say a prayer for a friend who passed recently and felt much better when I went back to the the cold cloudy street.
  • Absolutely beautiful Catholic church with marble and a clean, uplifting brightness. Fr. Pedro ? is very good at homilies. Confessions are Mon-Sat, 11-12. With a 12:15pm mass.

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