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San Francisco, California: Catholic Churches and Shrines


About the Catholic Church in San Francisco:

The city of San Francisco draws its name from the patron saint of the Franciscans, Saint Francis of Assisi.

The Franciscans accompanied the early Spanish explorers in this area, and the first Church was the Mission San Francisco de Asís, which was founded in 1776. The mission church that stands today was completed in 1791 and attached next door is Mission Dolores Basilica.


Here are a few of the major points of interest in San Francisco

Church of Our Lady of Victories (Notre Dame des Victoires)

National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi

Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus in Saint Dominic’s Church

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