NYC Church Sells Books

HNP Communications Around the Province

NEW YORK — In time for Advent reflections, St. Francis of Assisi Church here is making its Saint Francis Prayer Book available for sale. 

The book, overwhelmingly popular according to the parish bulletin, is available at the reception desk at St. Francis House for $5. 

In addition, the church is also selling its guidebook, The Church of Saint Francis: The Heart of New York. 

Designed by Timothy Shreenan, OFM, the church director of liturgy and communications, the latter book is a 36-page treasury of color photographs, featuring the church’s works of art, mosaics, statues, stained glass windows and sanctuary appointments. 

The book also includes historic photos from the parish’s early days in the mid-19th century. The cost of the book is $5. It is also available at the reception desk, church bookstore and on the church’s Web site.