The church of St. Francis of Assisi, home to the National Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua, is an incredible, historic Manhattan landmark. Staffed by the devoted Order of the Friars Minor, St. Francis of Assisi Church has roots in the Kingdom of Hungary, the parish's founding priest hailing from that distant land. Here you and your group will find spiritual and cultural atmosphere to "celebrate mass with a great amount of reverence, dignity, and enlightenment."
St. Francis of Assisi Church was first established in 1892 as a gorgeous Gothic Revival structure with intricate details you won’t want to miss in person. See the Great Mosaic depicting Mary receiving the adoration of the Franciscans through the years, one of the most incredible architectural details of the church. Visitors may also enjoy a Church Tour and see all the religious mosaics, the saints and shrines, the National Shrine of St. Anthony, stained glass windows, and beautiful courtyard.
The church doors are open to people of all faiths and backgrounds and if you choose to stay, there are multiple daily Mass celebrations. Take a church tour or stick around to take part in prayers and liturgies, or just to meet one of the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Name before you go and ask any questions about the church and the Catholic faith.