The National Shrine Of Saint Francis Of Assisi26 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 610 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4159864557
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture
The city is named after this church. In 1849 there were barely any people in this area. It was the goldrush that bought thousands of Catholics to this place. They didn’t have anywhere to pray except at this Franciscan mission, which had originally been built to cater to the Spanish and Mexican citizens of the area. Severely damaged in the fire of 1906, the church was rebuilt again in 1919. Today it’s no longer a parish church, but a national shrine of monumental importance. The beautiful architecture, the pretty stained-glass windows, and the colourful murals create a serene, uplifting atmosphere. The church also houses the relics of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi and Saint Anthony of Padua.This mission is also famous for being the cemetery where the film Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock was filmed.
How to Reach The National Shrine Of Saint Francis Of Assisi
- Buses 8, 8BX, 30, 41, 45, 91 stop Columbus Ave & Green St
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0.13% of people who visit San Francisco include The National Shrine Of Saint Francis Of Assisi in their plan
95% of people start their The National Shrine Of Saint Francis Of Assisi visit around 5 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The National Shrine Of Saint Francis Of Assisi
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The National Shrine Of Saint Francis Of Assisi Reviews & Ratings
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.
A quiet and solemn place. Mass times: Mo-Sa 12:15 pm, Su 11:00 am, We 07:00 pm
They have such a beautiful church that I actually went in.
It was a great decision that this parish should be designated as the "National Shrine" to St. Francis. A beautiful church with a lot of local history but also emphasizing for whom this great city was named. The statues and the new Porziuncula chapel are great ways to help teach the faith and promote St. Francis' spirituality. I hope every Catholic who visits SF will see this church and many non-Catholics will learn about our faith through this beautiful sanctuary in the heart of a great city.