That time of the year … that place of solitude

If you look beyond the thick fog found in the Sunset District in the middle of July, you’ll see countless people make their way to a massive church three times a day to be people of prayer and thanksgiving.


Yesterday was the launch of the annual novena to Good Saint Anne at Saint Anne of the Sunset Catholic Church.

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Throughout the 106 years, countless people come to pray for countless intentions. Yet, I feel that it doesn’t necessarily become this grind of wish making and prayer granting. Rather, I get a sense that every time I go to her shrine and see countless people in prayer, lighting candles, I cannot help but feel a deep sense of solitude, peace, and reverence towards the Almighty God and guided with the prayers of Anne.

So if time permits and you have a coat, come by to this beloved tradition in San Francisco!

Highlights of last year’s novena


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