Shrine of St. Francis, San Francisco, CA

A few weeks ago the Quartermaster’s Clan piled into the family conveyance and visited the Bay Area for the weekend. While there, we made a stop at the Shrine of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of the City by the Bay.

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The side altar (left) houses a relic from St. Anthony of Padua

The side altar (left) houses a relic from St. Anthony of Padua

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The side altar (right) houses relics from St. Francis and St. Claire

The side altar (right) houses relics from St. Francis and St. Claire

I rather liked this statue of St. Joseph and the Infant Jesus

I rather liked this statue of St. Joseph and the Infant Jesus

A replica of the San Damiano crucifix, the original of which is housed in the Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi

A replica of the San Damiano crucifix, the original of which is housed in the Basilica di Santa Chiara, Assisi

The shrine also has a complete replica of the Portziuncula (the ancient chapel where St. Francis started his religious order, in Assisi) but alas, the gate was locked as there were apparently no volunteers on hand to staff it on the day of our visit:

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