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): French church founded by the Marist Fathers, one Sunday Mass in French
Mission Dolores Basilica: founded by Junipero Sera
National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi: relics of both Saint Francis and Saint Clare, as well as Saint Anthony of Padua
Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus in Saint Dominic’s Church: one of the most beautiful churches in San Francisco
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