San Francisco de Asís Catholic Parish, Flagstaff, Arizona (Video)
Flagstaff is the home of the San Francisco de Asís parish, part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona. The parish includes Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel, the Holy Trinity Newman Center, the St. Pius X Chapel, and the San Francisco de Asís Catholic School. Anna García Hoffman, the parish manager, generously provided time and advice for the visual documentation fieldtrip of the Saint Francis and the Americas/San Francisco y Las Américas Project. Flagstaff is a center for education, observatories, and manufacturing and is an important distribution hub. The city has numerous tourist attractions within it or close by, including historic Route 66, which was completed in 1926. In 1930, Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory. The city even includes a diner with a lovely T that approximates the Franciscan Tau!
The parish is constructing a new San Francisco de Asís church atop McMillan Mesa with mountain and pine forest views.
Videographer - Gary Francisco Keller
Photographers - Gary Francisco Keller, Ambria Hammel/CATHOLIC SUN, http://sfdaparish.org/