Monday, August 19, 2019

National Shrine of St.Francis of Assisi


I was in the North Beach area of San Francisco and visited the Naitonal Shrine of St.Francis of Assisi. The church was established in 1849 and the city of San Francisco and the State of California were both incorpated in 1850, so the church predates both the city and the state. The current church was built in 1919. The church is no longer a parish but in 1999, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops granted the church the title of National Shrine of St.Francis of Assisi:



















The National Shrine of St.Francis of Assisi is a beautiful place and one of those places in San Francisco that is hidden but worth going to.

22 comments:

  1. I'd love to visit this beautiful church. Thank you for the virtual tour, Patrick.

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  2. Beautiful. I love the stained glass windows.

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  3. I love old churches. They just have so much art to look at.

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  4. Lovely post I agree with Veronica great tour :-)

    Have a sacredtastic week :-)

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  5. The grand ornamentation in these old churches is always so breathtaking. Thanks for sharing!

    Shelbee
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  6. Always wonderful to find a hidden gem! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. What a gorgeous church - Catholics always do stained glass and murals so well don't they? I hadn't thought of St Francis and San Francisco being related but it has a nice connection with the names.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM :)

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  8. Absolutely magnificent- great photos!

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  9. I've been to San Francisco multiple times but never made it to this lovely place. Beautiful photos!

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  10. Breathtaking photos. I must include this in my next SF trip.

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  11. Gorgeous and still standing after all these years. Sounds like quite a visit.

    Pat

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  12. I should go visit. I'm not that far away. It's beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Patrick. ♪♫♪♫

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  13. These are some beautiful sculptures and depictions. Truly diverse, as though seen from the eyes of different artists over different eras

    Godyears.net

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  14. An absolute wonderful enduring church! Thank you for sharing! HUGS!

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  15. I love looking at the artwork in Churches and this one is no exception. Have a great week Patrick and good to see you at #MLSTL

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  16. Artful finds like this make you want to smile!


    My Corner of the World

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    1. Your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week sure made my day!


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  17. I reallay like the floors in this cathedral. Beautiful! Have a lovely week!

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  18. Sorry I'm so late, but I'm here and that's all that's all that counts right? Anyway, this church reminds me of a church I went to when I was little and in fact I was baptized in this church called, "All Saints", in Chicago. It was a place called, "Bridgeport" in Chicago. They also call that area, "Little Italy". It was Mayor Daley's neighborhood. Well, I think I was about 10 when they decided to put an expressway through our neighborhood & we had to move. It was called I55 and many houses were torn down, but the expressway which was across the street from our church, so for some reason they wanted the church torn down, but when you tear down a church you have to get permission from the Pope. I was also surprised that he allowed it because of its beauty. It looked like a cathedral to me. So, that's our history lesson for today. Thanks for sharing with me also. It was kind of like going back in time for me. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great weekend!

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  19. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images Patrick! Loved each one of them. The place looks so profoundly peaceful....wish I could visit this church some day! Thank you for linking up with us.

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  20. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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