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Francis composed this prayer of praise on Mount La Verna in September 1224, when he received the stigmata. The prayer was written on a parchment which also contains the blessing that Francis gave to brother Leo. The parchment with the autographs of Francis is conserved as a relic in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi.

The Archdiocese of San Francisco was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, our blessed and ever-faithful mother! Here is an excerpt from Archbishop Cordileone’s Message at the Consecration, urging each and every Catholic in the Archdiocese to follow the urgent pleas of Our Lady at Fatima:

"Our Lady at Fatima called the children to prayer, penance, and adoration. I repeat that call to you: I call every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to pray the rosary every day, as she asked, and the family rosary once a week. I call every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to fast every Friday of the year, as she asked, giving up some food such as meat, or drink, or sweet, or even a whole meal. I call every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to adore silently before the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus once a week, as she asked–fifteen minutes, a half hour, an hour. I am calling every Catholic in the Archdiocese of San Francisco to these simple but most effective practices, as Our Lady asked, for the conversion of sinners and for peace in the world. Only she can help us."

Saint Francis was very aware that all of God’s creation is holy and that it reflects his beauty, truth, and goodness. But Francis appreciated churches, especially, because he knew that in these sacred spaces people could find and recognize the presence of God’s spirit more easily than "in the world." That is why the Little Poor Man of Assisi dedicated a good portion of his life to rebuilding old abandoned churches, like San Damiano (where he had heard the voice of Jesus Christ) and Saint Mary of the Angels Porziuncola (or Little Portion).

We hope during your online visit to The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi you will experience something of the reverence, tranquility, and blessings people find when they enter our actual doors. Thus, we invite you to take the virtual tours, light a candle, ask for our prayers, and to return to this site as often as you like, while allowing "The Heart of San Francisco" to become a place where your own heart can find a haven of rest. Yes, leave your heart in San Francisco!

We also invite you to take the opportunity to participate in the mission of The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi by sharing with us your financial support, either by making a donation or by shopping at our online store. But even if you’re unable to give anything at this time, please know that you are always welcome to visit us and to support our work with your prayers. We sincerely appreciate and thank you for your generosity of spirit.

"Wherever we are, in every place, at every hour…let us hold in our heart and love, honor adore and serve, praise and bless…the Most High and Supreme Eternal God, Trinity and Unity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit." Earlier Rule of the Friars Minor, Chapter 23.

St. Bonaventure, the holy follower of St. Francis and great theologian inspired by him, reminded his readers that belief in the Holy Trinity "is the fundamental foundation of our faith, most worthy of belief and necessary for salvation." At times, the mystery of the Trinity (God as both three persons yet one God) may seem very abstract and far from our daily lives. Yet St. Francis found this mystery both beautiful and important, and he spoke of the Trinity many times in his writings. Most beautiful, perhaps, was the prayer of thanksgiving he placed in the Earlier Rule, recognizing how this mystery is at the heart of our faith: "All-powerful, most Holy, Almighty and supreme God, Holy and Just Father…we thank Your for Yourself, for through Your holy Will and through Your only Son, with the Holy Spirit, You have created everything spiritual and corporeal, making us in Your own image and likeness." May we give thanks to the Most Holy Trinity and live our lives in the same love of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Lord bless and keep you!