We are fortunate to have several places in the United States where you can go to venerate the relics of St. Francis of Assisi, a much beloved and popular Saint, year round.
Queen of All Saints Basilica, Chicago, IL – over 150 first and second class relics available for public veneration including St. Francis of Assisi
St. Hyacinth Basilica (Bazylika Sw. Jacka), Chicago, IL – over 60 Saint relics available for public veneration including St. Francis of Assisi
Shrine of All Saints at St. Martha of Bethany Church, Morton Grove, IL – over 1500 Saints relics available for public veneration including St. Francis of Assisi
St. Mary’s Academy Relic Chapel ,St. Mary, KS – hundreds of relics are available for public veneration including St. Francis of Assisi
The Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration Monastery, Cleveland, OH – 75 relics are available for public veneration including St. Francis of Assisi
St. Anthony’s Chapel , Pittsburgh, PA – Over 5000 relics available for public veneration- the largest in the world (the Vatican has the largest private collection) and includes a relic of St. Francis of Assisi
In addition to the relics available for veneration, one of the special opportunities that pilgrims have in the United States is at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco, CA which has a scaled replica of St. Francis’s Porziuncola in Assis, Italy, the Benedictine Chapel he restored when God told him, “rebuild my church.” Pilgrims can obtain a plenary indulgence under the normal conditions for visits to the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4 (the solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi, principal co-patron of the Archdiocese of San Francisco) and visits to the Shrine of the Porziuncola, Our Lady of the Angels on August 2nd each year (within the Porziuncola itself), and once a year on a day chosen by the Christian faithful and as often as they assist in a group pilgrimage visiting The National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi or the Shrine of Porziuncola. Take a virtual tour of the church here and of the Porziuncola here.
There are also a couple one-time opportunities to venerate his relics for his feast day on October 4, 2016.
- October 4, 2016 – Blessing with Relic of St. Francis of Assisi, National St. Kateri Tekawitha Shrine, Fonda, NY, at 8:30am Mass
- October 4-5, 2016 – First Class Relic of St. Francis of Assisi, The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, WI,available for public veneration after 12:15 Mass
Do you know of an opportunity to venerate the relics of St. Francis of Assisi that is not on our list? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
For other relics on tour and available for veneration visit our Relics & Events page.
St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!