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  • Title: National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi | Home
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Site Map.. Bulletins.. News.. Articles.. Calendar.. Mail/Email Sign-Up.. Links.. Donations.. Contact.. About.. Finding Us/Parking.. Board of Trustees.. Church Organ.. Docents.. History.. Indulgences.. Life of St.. Francis.. Pilgrimage Info.. Shrine Hours.. Staff.. Porziuncola.. Main.. Virtual Tour.. Photos.. Communion of Saints.. Church Interior.. Gifts To The Shrine.. Murals.. Shrine Events.. Stained-Glass Windows.. Virtual Tours.. Church.. Prayer.. Prayer Requests.. Divine Mercy.. Franciscan.. Liturgy of the Hours.. Rosary.. Stations of the Cross.. Light A Candle.. Virtual Candle.. Church Candle.. Mass Intentions.. Events.. Services.. Guest Book.. October Shrine Re-Opening Events.. The Transitus.. Friday, October 3rd.. Daily Mass in the Chapel at 12:15.. The Transitus in the Chapel at 6:00pm.. What is the Transitus?.. Each year on the third evening of October, we ritually remember the passing of Francis of Assisi from this life into God, through devotional prayer that is familiar to all Franciscans and which has survived the test of the last three decades.. The Transitus has become a significant and even a necessary annual event to ritually re-visit the story of Francis's passing, which most consider vital since it specifies the living memory of Francis and intensifies our commitment to follow Christ in the ways of our poor man of Assisi.. (Back to Top).. Saturday, October 4th.. First Saturday.. Re-opening of the Church and Rededication Mass with Archbishop Cordileone at 11:00am.. Please join us in celebration at a Mass offered on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 11:00am, on the Feast of Saint Francis, when Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will re-dedicate the National Shrine of Saint Francis for its continued purpose as a sacred place of pilgrimage for the people of San Francisco and the World.. As we enter the next phase of a long and sacred life as the oldest existing Archdiocesan church in San Francisco, which was built in 1849 as the first parish church in California after the original missions; rebuilt in 1859 to accommodate enormous population growth due to the gold and silver rush; reconstructed with its mighty surviving walls after being gutted in the earthquake and fires of 1906; and now beautifully renovated with a granite floor due to the generous contribution of an anonymous benevolent donor, it becomes easy to understand why the National Shrine Church of Saint Francis is known as the "Heart of San Francisco.. ".. We graciously welcome you, and God bless.. Sunday, October 5th.. First Sunday Mass in our Re-opened National Shrine of Saint Francis Church at 11:00am.. Friday, October 31st.. Saint Anthony Relic Tour, veneration in the Church from Noon - 7:00pm.. Regular Mass at 12:15 pm in the Church.. The National Shrine of Saint Francis, in conjunction with both the Friars from the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua and the Anthonian Association of the USA and Canada, is proud to offer everyone the memorable and perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity to experience this wonderful Relic of Saint Anthony of Padua.. This wonderful Relic Tour occurs only at the National Shrine on the eve of All Saints' and All Souls' Days.. Please join us in welcoming Saint Anthony's worldwide traveling companion, Friar Mario Conte, Executive Editor of The Messenger of Saint Anthony in Padua, with Anna Marziliano of the Toronto office and Tom Muscatello of the New York office.. Church Renovation Project.. Our Hall is under renovation again and this current phase should be finished by October 4th.. Please, if you know anyone who would like to have a baby grand piano, please have them contact the rectory at 415 986-4557.. W.. elcome to the website of.. The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi and its beautiful Porziuncola Nuova.. This complex is not only located in the heart of San Francisco, where Chinatown and North Beach meet, it is "The Heart of San Francisco" where, in a very real way, Heaven and Earth meet like no other place in  ...   of Assisi, as with The Archdiocese of San Francisco, has a mission that is rooted in the Gospels and the social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.. Central to that teaching is the inherent dignity and sacredness of each human being.. We educate and advocate on this dignity in relation to the unborn child, the prisoner on death row, the homeless and hungry person on our streets, the elderly, the ill and disabled faced with the threat of assisted suicide, the stranger in our midst, and the poor and marginalized in our society and throughout the world.. We are neither right nor left, Republican nor Democrat, but we formulate our agenda by the standard of human dignity that is reflected in our faith tradition.. It is the purpose of the National Shrine of St.. Francis of Assisi to provide more abundant means of salvation, through the rich liturgical and devotional life of the Roman Catholic Church for the Christian faithful, including those who come as pilgrims from around the world to the City of San Francisco and the greater San Francisco Bay Area, who seek to encounter the living God through religious worship and special devotion to St.. Francis of Assisi and the Franciscan saints.. It is the further purpose of the National Shrine to welcome, share and extend this same spiritual experience and devotion to St.. Francis of Assisi and the Franciscan saints to pilgrims and visitors of all faiths, religions, denominations, and nationalities.. The Capuchin Franciscan Friars (OFM Cap.. ) and Staff of the National Shrine, therefore, provide a pastoral (i.. e.. , welcoming and prayerful) environment with the hope that in the spirit of St.. Francis of Assisi, spiritual nourishment healing and reconciliation will be found by all who visit the Shrine.. Week At A Glance.. Mon-Fri, 12:15 PM:.. Mass.. (no Sat.. Mass until further notice).. Sun 11:00 AM:.. Reconciliation upon request and Monday-Saturday at 11:30 AM.. FEAST DAYS.. Monday: The Nativity of Our Blessed Virgin Mary.. Tuesday: Saint Peter Claver.. Wednesday: Blessed Thomas of the Holy Rosary.. Thursday: Patriot Day.. Friday: The Most Holy Name of Mary.. Saturday: Saint John Chrysostom.. Events/News/.. Announcements.. SEP 14:.. St.. Mary's Cathedral Recitals.. OCT 03:.. OCT 04:.. Shrine Re-Opens.. Padre Pio Prayer Group.. OCT 24:.. Monsignor Harry Schlitt To Be Honored at Saint Mary's Cathedral Luncheon.. OCT 31:.. Relic Tour Mass.. Donations Needed for Historic Pipe Organ.. New Pastoral Associate.. Father Harold Elected Capuchin Provincial Minister.. People of Life Award for George Wesolek.. CYO Athletics Office Volunteer Job Opening.. Treasure Island Child Development Center Job Openings.. Separated and Divorced Catholic Ministry.. Sister Mary Assumpta: Her Precious Blood.. Free Monthly Grief Support.. Remember Us.. Join the Ministry Here.. Reflection.. September 11, 2014.. Sermon 714 : September 14, 2014 VENERATING THE CROSS : 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time.. When we live in convenient darkness, unaware of our sins, we will never make spiritual progress.. We need the light, however painful it is.. Once that light reveals to us our sin and dysfunction, then we can rise.. That's what we discover on the cross of Jesus.. We meet our own sin, and we also meet the merciful savior, who has taken that sin upon himself in order to swallow it up.. Sermon 713 : September 7, 2014 CORRECTING A BROTHER : 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time.. Should we address someone who is in the wrong? This week's Gospel cautions against gossip and malicious criticism, but it also explains how to frtuifully correct someone and bring them to the truth.. Reflection on Pope Francis' Evangelization.. Intention for the month of September.. Statutes Governing the National Shrine of St.. Statutes for the National Shrine of St.. Statutes for the Board of Trustees.. Statutes for the Porziuncola.. Fr.. Harold's Sermons.. Msgr.. James Tarantino.. HOMILIES.. REFLECTIONS.. Greg's Corner.. Top of Page.. Site created by:.. Blueberry Web Creations..

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  • Title: St. Francis of Assisi National Shrine: Site Map
    Descriptive info: Support the Shrine "Donations".. Email/Mail List Sign-Up.. Form Submission.. Holy Spirit Novena..

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  • Title: St. Francis of Assisi National Shrine: Bulletins
    Descriptive info: Click on the Bulletin link you would like to view/print/download.. 2014.. September 7.. August 31.. August 24.. August 17.. August 10.. August 3.. July 27.. July 20.. July 13.. July 6.. June 29.. June 22.. June 15.. June 8.. June 1.. May 25.. May 18.. May 11.. May 4.. April 27.. April 20.. April 13.. April 6.. March 30.. March 23.. March 16.. March 9.. March 2.. February 23.. February 16.. February 9.. February 2.. January 26.. January 19.. January 12.. 2013.. November 3.. October 27.. October 20.. October 13.. October 6.. September 29.. September 22.. September 15.. September 8.. September 1.. August 25.. August 18.. August 11.. August 4.. July 28.. July  ...   10.. March 3.. February 24.. February 17.. February 10.. February 3.. January 27.. January 20.. January 6.. 2012.. December 30.. December 23.. December 16.. December 9.. December 2.. November 25.. November 18.. November 11.. November 4.. October 28.. October 21.. September 16.. September 9.. September 2.. August 19.. August 12.. August 5.. July 29.. July 22.. July 15.. July 8.. July 1.. June 24.. June 17.. June 10.. June 3.. May 27.. May 20.. May 13.. May 6.. April 29.. April 22.. April 15.. April 8.. April 1.. March 25.. March 18.. March 11.. March 4.. February 26.. February 19.. February 12.. February 5.. January 29.. January 22.. January 15.. January 8.. January 1..

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  • Title: St. Francis of Assisi National Shrine: News
    Descriptive info: You are invited to own a piece of history at the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi by contributing to help us meet the current needs of our Historic Pipe Organ.. The total cost before tax and any unforeseen additions is $3,630.. Update Stop Keys: $350.. Re-Configuring the Crescendo Pedal: $400.. Tonal Re-Voicing to the Clarinet Stop: $1,200.. Updating & Fixing the Combination Pistons: $680.. Replace Wind Conduit & Recondition Wind Blower: $500.. Tuning & Voicing: $500.. As the new Pastoral Associate acting as Assistant Rector of the National Shrine, we're very happy to welcome Father James, who will be celebrating mass with us on most days in August while Fr Harold continues transitioning into his new post as Provincial Minister of the Capuchins in Western America and Northern Mexico.. The Capuchin Franciscan Friars of the Western United States and Northern Mexico gathered for their 12th provincial chapter June 9th to 13th at Mission Santa Barbara.. A chapter is a gathering of all the friars to review and make decisions about their life and ministry, and to elect their leadership.. At this meeting, the National Shrine's Rector (our Father Harold) was elected as leader of all the friars in their region, which includes Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, part of Utah, and Northern Mexico.. In addition, four other friars were elected as Provincial Council members.. They are Brother Tran Vu, Father Robert (Bobby) Barbato, Father Tony Marti, and Father Michael Mahoney.. Father Matt Elshoff is currently completing his fine tenure as Provincial Minister, and has been handing the title and batons of responsibility over to Father Harold during these past days since the election.. God bless you Father Harold for your service to our Shrine and, most importantly, bless you and your brothers for your service to God and to all of your fellow beings of this world.. You will be missed and we wish you all the best.. "I'll see you tomorrow, God willing.. The US bishops' pro-life secretariat honored George Wesolek, our recently deceased Archdiocese director of public policy and social concerns, with the 2014 People of Life Award July 28.. "He understood well the church's teachings on human life and dignity, and promoted the vision of the consistent ethic of life on a wide variety of issues across the spectrum," said Archbishop Cordileone.. "He was a man filled with faith, a true gentleman and, above all, a loving father and  ...   descriptions for various positions by selecting "About Us and Jobs".. To apply for any listed positions, please fax your résumé and cover letter to 415 972-1220.. You can also email a digital version of your resume to.. jobs_hr@CatholicCharitiesSF.. We wish you success!.. Sister Mary Assumpta of the Precious Blood, OP (former prioress of Corpus Christi Monastery), died of leukemia in December 2011, but she kept a journal of her cancer treatment and her surrender to the will of God.. The journal, which was completed after her death by her Sisters, has been compiled into a book entitled, Her Precious Blood, which describes the aggressive chemotherapy she undertook at Stanford Hospital and the spirituality, humor, and compassion which inspired fellow cancer patients.. Catholics and others who are interested in religious fortitude will also find a fascinating story of the vocation to the Dominican contemplative life.. Copies are available through the monastery web page.. NunsMenlo.. or by mail to Dominican Nuns, 215 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025.. NEW SECURITY SYSTEM.. For the safety of the congregation, staff, volunteers, and our many visitors from around the world, state-of-the-art cameras with audio capability are being installed throughout the property with unlimited recording capacity, which will be monitored both onsite and remotely through the Archdiocesan Security Office.. REMEMBER US.. The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi welcomes all who wish to pledge their support by inclusion in their will to help continue the mission of Saint Francis.. JOIN THE MINISTRY HERE.. Everyone of faith is welcome to join the ministry of the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi as a Docent, Server, Reader, Musician, Board of Trustee, or Knight of Saint Francis.. For more information email.. info@shrinesf.. PRINTED MATERIALS AND MATERIAL DISPLAY/DISTRIBUTION.. All announcements of events at the National Shrine, as well as any items being distributed on National Shrine property, must be approved by the Rectory Office prior to publication and/or distribution.. Contact the Shrine with any questions.. Free monthly grief support is available at St.. Mary's Cathedral on the third Wednesday of each month from 10:30am till noon in the Monsignor Bowe Room, which is on the west side of the parking lot level at the Cathedral.. These sessions provide information on the grief process and tips on coping with the loss of a loved one.. The facilitator is Deacon Christoph Sandoval and you may contact Mercy Sister Esther at (415) 567-2020, ext.. 218..

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  • Title: St. Francis of Assisi National Shrine: Articles
    Descriptive info: Pope Francis' 'State Of The World' Address.. Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,.. It is now a long-established tradition that at the beginning of each new year the Pope meets the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See to offer his greetings and good wishes, and to share some reflections close to his heart as a pastor concerned for the joys and sufferings of humanity.. Today's meeting, therefore, is a source of great joy.. It allows me to extend to you and your families, and to the civil authorities and the peoples whom you represent, my heartfelt best wishes for a new year of blessings and peace.. Before all else, I thank your Dean, Jean-Claude Michel, who has spoken in your name of the affection and esteem which binds your nations to the Apostolic See.. I am happy to see you here in such great numbers, after having met you for the first time just a few days after my election.. In the meantime, many new Ambassadors have taken up their duties and I welcome them once again.. Among those who have left us, I cannot fail to mention the late Ambassador Alejandro Valladares Lanza, for many years the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, whom the Lord called to himself several months ago.. The year just ended was particularly eventful, not only in the life of the Church but also in the context of the relations which the Holy See maintains with states and international organizations.. I recall in particular the establishment of diplomatic relations with South Sudan, the signing of basic or specific accords with Cape Verde, Hungary and Chad, and the ratification of the accord with Equatorial Guinea signed in 2012.. On the regional level too, the presence of the Holy See has expanded, both in Central America, where it became an Extra-Regional Observer to the Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana, and in Africa, with its accreditation as the first Permanent Observer to the Economic Community of West African States.. In my Message for the World Day of Peace, dedicated to fraternity as the foundation and pathway to peace, I observed that "fraternity is generally first learned within the family.. ", for the family "by its vocation.. is meant to spread its love to the world around it" and to contribute to the growth of that spirit of service and sharing which builds peace.. This is the message of the Crib, where we see the Holy Family, not alone and isolated from the world, but surrounded by shepherds and the Magi, that is by an open community in which there is room for everyone, poor and rich alike, those near and those afar.. In this way we can appreciate the insistence of my beloved predecessor Benedict XVI that "the language of the family is a language of peace".. Sadly, this is often not the case, as the number of broken and troubled families is on the rise, not simply because of the weakening sense of belonging so typical of today's world, but also because of the adverse conditions in which many families are forced to live, even to the point where they lack basic means of subsistence.. There is a need for suitable policies aimed at supporting, assisting and strengthening the family!.. It also happens that the elderly are looked upon as a burden, while young people lack clear prospects for their lives.. Yet the elderly and the young are the hope of humanity.. The elderly bring with them wisdom born of experience; the young open us to the future and prevent us from becoming self-absorbed.. It is prudent to keep the elderly from being ostracized from the life of society, so as to preserve the living memory of each people.. It is likewise important to invest in the young through suitable initiatives which can help them to find employment and establish homes.. We must not stifle their enthusiasm! I vividly recall my experience at the Twenty-Eighth World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro.. I met so many happy young people! What great hope and expectation is present in their eyes and in their prayers! What a great thirst for life and a desire for openness to others! Being closed and isolated always makes for a stifling, heavy atmosphere which sooner or later ends up creating sadness and oppression.. What is needed instead is a shared commitment to favouring a culture of encounter, for only those able to reach out to others are capable of bearing fruit, creating bonds of communion, radiating joy and being peacemakers.. The scenes of destruction and death which we have witnessed in the past year confirm all this â if ever we needed such confirmation.. How much pain and desperation are caused by self-centredness which gradually takes the form of envy, selfishness, competition and the thirst for power and money! At times it seems that these realities are destined to have the upper hand.. Christmas, on the other hand, inspires in us Christians the certainty that the final, definitive word belongs to the Prince of Peace, who changes "swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks" (cf.. Is 2:4), transforming selfishness into self-giving and revenge into forgiveness.. It is with this confidence that I wish to look to the year ahead.. I continue to be hopeful that the conflict in Syria will finally come to an end.. Concern for that beloved people, and a desire to avert the worsening of violence, moved me last  ...   I wish to implore from God the gift of reconciliation on the peninsula, and I trust that, for the good of all the Korean people, the interested parties will tirelessly seek out points of agreement and possible solutions.. Asia, in fact, has a long history of peaceful coexistence between its different civil, ethnic and religious groups.. Such reciprocal respect needs to be encouraged, especially given certain troubling signs that it is weakening, particularly where growing attitudes of prejudice, for allegedly religious reasons, are tending to deprive Christians of their liberties and to jeopardize civil coexistence.. The Holy See looks, instead, with lively hope to the signs of openness coming from countries of great religious and cultural traditions, with whom it wishes to cooperate in the pursuit of the common good.. Peace is also threatened by every denial of human dignity, firstly the lack of access to adequate nutrition.. We cannot be indifferent to those suffering from hunger, especially children, when we think of how much food is wasted every day in many parts of the world immersed in what I have often termed "the throwaway culture".. Unfortunately, what is thrown away is not only food and dispensable objects, but often human beings themselves, who are discarded as "unnecessary".. For example, it is frightful even to think there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day; children being used as soldiers, abused and killed in armed conflicts; and children being bought and sold in that terrible form of modern slavery which is human trafficking, which is a crime against humanity.. Nor can we be unmoved by the tragedies which have forced so many people to flee from famine, violence and oppression, particularly in the Horn of Africa and in the Great Lakes Region.. Many of these are living as fugitives or refugees in camps where they are no longer seen as persons but as nameless statistics.. Others, in the hope of a better life, have undertaken perilous journeys which not infrequently end in tragedy.. I think in particular of the many migrants from Latin America bound for the United States, but above all of all those from Africa and the Middle East who seek refuge in Europe.. Still vivid in my memory is the brief visit I made to Lampedusa last July, to pray for the numerous victims of the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.. Sadly, there is a general indifference in the face of these tragedies, which is a dramatic sign of the loss of that "sense of responsibility for our brothers and sisters", on which every civil society is based.. On that occasion I was also able to observe the hospitality and dedication shown by so many people.. It is my hope that the Italian people, whom I regard with affection, not least for the common roots which unite us, will renew their praiseworthy commitment of solidarity towards the weakest and most vulnerable, and, with generous and coordinated efforts by citizens and institutions, overcome present difficulties and regain their long-standing climate of constructive social creativity.. Finally, I wish to mention another threat to peace, which arises from the greedy exploitation of environmental resources.. Even if "nature is at our disposition", all too often we do not "respect it or consider it a gracious gift which we must care for and set at the service of our brothers and sisters, including future generations".. Here too what is crucial is responsibility on the part of all in pursuing, in a spirit of fraternity, policies respectful of this earth which is our common home.. I recall a popular saying: "God always forgives, we sometimes forgive, but when nature â creation â is mistreated, she never forgives!".. We have also witnessed the devastating effects of several recent natural disasters.. In particular, I would mention once more the numerous victims and the great devastation caused in the Philippines and other countries of Southeast Asia as a result of typhoon Haiyan.. Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,.. Pope Paul VI noted that peace "is not simply the absence of warfare, based on a precarious balance of power; it is fashioned by efforts directed day after day towards the establishment of an order willed by God, with a more perfect justice among men and women".. This is the spirit which guides the Church's activity throughout the world, carried out by priests, missionaries and lay faithful who with great dedication give freely of themselves, not least in a variety of educational, healthcare and social welfare institutions, in service to the poor, the sick, orphans and all those in need of help and comfort.. On the basis of this "loving attentiveness", the Church cooperates with all institutions concerned for the good of individuals and communities.. At the beginning of this new year, then, I assure you once more of the readiness of the Holy See, and of the Secretariat of State in particular, to cooperate with your countries in fostering those bonds of fraternity which are a reflection of God's love and the basis of concord and peace.. Upon you, your families and the peoples you represent, may the Lord's blessings descend in abundance.. Thank you.. Article Archives.. ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XII.. PROCLAIMING THE QUEENSHIP OF MARY.. Feast of St.. Francis, 2013.. Anthony of Padua, 2013.. Easter, 2013.. Christmas, 2012.. Francis Feast Day, 2012.. Anthony of Padua, 2012.. Walk for Life, 2012.. Blessing of the Animals, 2012.. Easter, 2012.. Francis Feast Day, 2011..

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  • Title: St. Francis of Assisi National Shrine: Calendar
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  • Title: St. Francis of Assisi National Shrine: Mail/Email List Sign-Up
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  • Title: St. Francis of Assisi National Shrine: Links
    Descriptive info: California Catholic Conference.. Capuchin Franciscans.. Western America Province.. Catholic Encyclopedia.. Catholic San Francisco Newspaper.. Online Edition.. Mass Times.. "By City".. San Francisco Archdiocese.. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.. The Vatican..

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  • Title: St. Francis of Assisi National Shrine: Donations
    Descriptive info: Dear Friends:.. The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi has a mission that is rooted in the Gospels and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, and central to that teaching is the inherent dignity and sacredness of each human being.. That is why we educate and advocate on the dignity in relation to the unborn child, the prisoner on death row, the homeless and hungry person on our streets, the elderly, the ill and disabled faced with the threat of suicide, the stranger in our midst, and the poor and marginalized in our communities and throughout our world.. As importantly, The National Shrine provides a welcoming and prayerful environment to visitors from all over the world with the hope that, in the spirit of Saint Francis and now Pope Francis, a spiritual nourishment, healing, and reconciliation will be found by all who use this opportunity to witness and become an integral part of such a glorious  ...   for this historic church and its La Porziuncola Nuova, we are able to continue to offer pilgrims and visitors from all over the world the opportunity to pray in these beautiful edifices and to gain the Pardon of Assisi.. On behalf of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars and the entire Shrine community, I thank you for your generosity and wish you and yours a most blessed Easter.. Sincerely yours, in Christ,.. Harold Snider, O.. F.. M.. Cap.. Please be advised that this is the only website authorized to receive donations for La Nuova Porziuncola and The National Shrine of St.. Francis of Assisi.. In order to make a donation to the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, you may either.. make a donation online.. or send a check to the following address:.. National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi.. 610 Vallejo St.. San Francisco, CA 94133.. For more information, please contact the Shrine of Saint Francis at (415) 986-4557..

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  • Title: St. Francis of Assisi National Shrine: Contact
    Descriptive info: THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF.. SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI.. , Rector.. Chris A.. Greenawalt, Manager.. Father Harold:.. frharold@shrinesf.. Chris Greenawalt:.. chrisg@shrinesf.. General:.. Docents:.. docents@shrinesf.. Music:.. music@shrinesf.. Online Store:.. shoppe@shrinesf.. 610 Vallejo Street.. San Francisco, CA 94133, USA.. Shrine Church Hours:.. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.. La Porziuncola Nuova Hours:.. Telephone: 415-986-4557.. Fax: 415-544-9814.. View Larger Map..

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  • Title: St. Francis of Assisi National Shrine: Finding Us/Parking
    Descriptive info: 610 Vallejo Street [cross street: Columbus Avenue].. Do buses go near the Shrine?.. Yes.. The 30 and 45 lines both stop on Stockton at Green.. The 8BX line stops on Columbus at Green.. See the map below.. For more information about routing and schedules, see.. San Francisco Muni Schedules.. Where can I find parking?.. Finding parking on the street in the North Beach area can be difficult, but you might get lucky.. You might also want to consider any of the following public parking garages/lots (loosely organized by walking distance from the Shrine the numbers are keyed to the map above).. Vallejo Street (Pacific Park Management).. 766 Vallejo between Stockton/Columbus and Powell (415-989-4490).. The garage is next to the Police Station on the north side of the street.. North Beach (Pacific Park Management).. 755 Vallejo between Stockton/Columbus and Powell (415-399-9564).. The garage is on the south side of the street across from the Police Station.. Both garages:.. Open 24 hours.. Handicap spaces are available, but the rates are not discounted.. Rates: $3 per hour for 1-2 hrs.. Little Joe's Lot (open lot).. 530 Broadway between Columbus and Kearny.. Imperial Parking.. 425 Broadway between Kearny and Montgomery.. 1636 Powell Street Garage.. 1636 Powell between Union and Green.. Tel: 415-986-3937.. 170 Columbus Garage.. 170 Columbus on the east  ...   Columbus Avenue; the Transamerica "Pyramid" Building marks the corner.. Then walk up Columbus Avenue to Vallejo Street.. The walk goes through a safe section of town (from Downtown, through the Financial District, to the Italian North Beach neighborhood) and takes about 15-20 minutes at a moderately brisk pace.. You can take a bus.. Walk from the Montgomery Street BART station west along Market Street for one block to Kearny Street; turn right on Kearny, and about a half block from the corner you will find a MUNI bus stop.. You can take the 30, 45, or 8BX lines.. Regardless of which bus you take, get off at Green Street.. (If you feel unsure about the stop, ask the bus driver for help.. ) See the small map in this section to locate the MUNI bus stop relative to the BART station; see the larger map above to find the bus stops near the Shrine.. You can take a taxi cab.. If you you have any difficulty finding a cab near the Montgomery Street BART station, go to the corner of Market Street and New Montgomery Street and you will find a taxi stand in front of the Sheraton Palace Hotel.. Tell the driver you want to go to North Beach at the corner of Columbus and Vallejo..

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