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  • 'Stone-for-stone' Porziuncola reproduction erected in San Francisco

    09/23/2008 12:49:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 272+ views
    CNS ^ | September 22, 2008 | Dan Morris-Young
    SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- A rock-for-rock, stone-for-stone, fresco-for-fresco replica of St. Francis of Assisi's tiny Porziuncola church near Assisi, Italy, now graces a building adjoining the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco. A Sept. 27 dedication of the structure will cap a nearly 15-month construction effort that has pulled together the efforts of a team of international artists, stone masons, metalsmiths, muralists, tile experts and others -- including students earning their master's degree of fine arts at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for...