Saint Francis Friary is the newest friary in the Province, located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The Society of St. Francis was invited by the Diocese of Los Angeles to open this new friary and to run the Church of the Epiphany – an historic Latino parish. The brothers moved into the old rectory of the church on August 1, 2010.
Saint Francis Friary is the home of Brothers Ambrose-Cristobal, Antonio, , and Ivanildo.In addition to extensive parish ministries at the Church of the Epiphany the friars also work as chaplains, offer spiritual direction and spiritual companioning, engage in preaching at other parishes, run workshops and quiet days, provide hospitality and accommodation to guests as they are able, and welcome visitors to join them for daily prayer and worship.
Partnerships are crucial to our ability to serve God through our neighbors. We offer free health screening and education services through a parish nursing partnership with QueensCare. And through a partnership with the Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA) the backyard of the friary has been turned into a Community Garden that also offers free weekly gardening and cooking classes.
For more information, including a current schedule of worship services, please contact us at:
Saint Francis Friary
2449 Sichel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Telephone: (323) 222-7495
San Damiano Friary is located in the Mission District of San Francisco not far from the Mission Dolores. For over 25 years it has been the center of the brothers work in the Diocese of California. For about ten years the brothers also managed El Rancho Del Obispo - the Bishop's Ranch, a diocesan retreat and conference center. For a time we also had a small house in the Sunset District in conjunction with our sisters.
San Damiano Friary has always offered hospitality. For many years we offered "crash-pad" space to people without shelter. We have also provided housing for refugees, students, people coming out of prison, new arrivals to San Francisco and others in the process of transition.
In addition to be the home from where brothers engaged in urban ministries on the streets, in jails, hospitals, nursing homes and hospices, it is also the base for brothers going off on mission tours, leading retreats, workshops and other programs.
San Damiano Friary is the home of Brothers Jude, Leo Anthony, Robert Hugh, Juniper, Clark, Damian Joseph and Desmond Alban.
For information of workshops, events, and Mass schedules contact the friary.
San Damiano Friary
573 Dolores Street
San Francisco, California 94110
Phone: (415) 861-1372 • Fax (415) 861-7952
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