Encountering God in the San Francisco Tenderloin

In July 2016, fourteen folks from around the country gathered at the Maryknoll Mission House in San Lorenzo for a week to form a community of missionary disciples to encounter God's love in the San Francisco Tenderloin.  They served at St. Anthony's during the day and reflected and prayed in the evenings.  Inspired by Pope Francis's Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel) they realized that it was the homeless they met that truly ministered to them.  For more information about Maryknoll immersion experiences visit www.maryknoll.us  To volunteer at St. Anthony's visit

Here is the photo/video reflection from the Mass on their last day: