I visited the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, Catholic Church, on Feb, 24.

Based on the introduction of the staff, San Francisco is named after St. Francis of Assisi. I walked there from the China Town. It is about 10 minutes walking distance. It is the right time for the Saturday Mass.

After the Mass, I visited the church and the small museum just next to the Church.

The museum is mostly for St. Francis of Assisi.

They build a small shrine in the museum. Here are some pictures I took.

It is just a copy of the original church which was repaired by St. Francis of Assisi by hand.

La Porziuncola Nuova, a scaled replica of Saint Francis’s Porziuncola in Assisi, Italy, was dedicated in San Francisco on September 27, 2008 by Cardinal William J. Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Porziuncola means “small portion of land” and refers to the Benedictine chapel Saint Francis restored when he was a young man. For only the fifth time in Church/Papal History, a declaration was made by his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI naming The National Shrine and Porziuncola a Holy Site.

Let us go back to the Church, some pictures I took after the mass.

The National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi is a Catholic Church served by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars. But it is not a parish.


Official website: http://www.shrinesf.org/


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