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Christmas Eve from the National Shrine St. Francis-Assisi San Francisco
Airs on December 24, 2008 from 3:00 - 4:00PM on ABC7

Monsignor Harry Schlitt hosts this hour long program from the Shrine's newly dedicated Porziuncola Chapel, a replica of a small church rebuilt by St. Francis of Assisi. From this intimate place of prayer and reflection, viewers learn about another of Francis' recreations, the crèche, one of the most recognized symbols of Christmas. Viewers will be treated to the season classic, "The First Christmas." Hymns will round out the program as the birth of the Prince of Peace is celebrated at this Shrine that honors a man of peace.

Monsignor Schlitt is the Vicar for Administration and the Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Father Harry has hosted radio and television in the Bay Area and across the United States for several decades.

The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi
610 Vallejo Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

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