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La Porziuncola Nuova and Renaissance Project
at the National Shrine of Saint Francis in San Francisco





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A history of the Porziuncola at the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi in San Francisco, California. Plus a description of The Renaissance Project to create a piazza in the neighborhood patterned after the piazzas of Italy.

 

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Porziuncola Nuova



Visual tour and overview of the Porziuncola in San Francisco.

Editor's Note:
A great introduction to the Porzincola Nuova. The great camera work blended with superior editing is enhanced by the musical score.

 

Blessing


Cardinal William Levada blesses and opens the Porziuncola
The blessing and opening of the Porziuncola in San Francisco, at the National Shrine of Saint Francis, presided over by Cardinal William Levada, on September 27, 2008.


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  Angela Alioto speech at the Blessing and Opening of the Porziuncola in San Francisco, September 27, 2008, at the National Shrine of Saint Francis - Part 3 of 3
  Gavin Newsom speech at the Blessing and Opening of the Porziuncola in San Francisco, September 27, 2008, at the National Shrine of Saint Francis.
  Excerpts from the ABC television special "Christmas Eve from the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi" filmed at the Porziuncola in San Francisco. Part 1 of 2
  Excerpts from the ABC television special "Christmas Eve from the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi" filmed at the Porziuncola in San Francisco. Part 2 of 2
  Claudio Ricci, Mayor of Assisi, speech at the Blessing and Opening of the Porziuncola in San Francisco, September 27, 2008, at the National Shrine of Saint Francis, Part 1 of 2
  Claudio Ricci, Mayor of Assisi, speech at the Blessing and Opening of the Porziuncola in San Francisco, September 27, 2008, at the National Shrine of Saint Francis, Part 2 of 2
 

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Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

 

The Prayer of Saint Francis is a Christian prayer. It is attributed to the 13th-century saint Francis of Assisi, although the prayer in its present form cannot be traced back further than 1912, when it was printed in France in French, in a small spiritual magazine called La Clochette (The Little Bell) as an anonymous prayer, as demonstrated by Dr Christian Renoux in 2001 (Cf. Christian Renoux, La prière pour la paix attribuée à saint François, une énigme à résoudre, Paris, Editions franciscaines, Paris, 2001).
The prayer has been known in the United States since 1936 and Cardinal Francis Spellman and the Senator Hawkes distributed millions of copies of the prayer during and just after World War II (Cf. C. Renoux, op. cit., p. 92-95). Many different versions of the prayer exist.
Amen.

   
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