St Francis (Bufano) - Colma, CA, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 40.490 W 122° 26.572
10S E 549130 N 4169884
Quick Description: Grave of Benny Bufano with a piece done by the artist himself.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2021 11:47:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM14Z5R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:
The grave is at Holy Cross Cemetery in the city of Colma. The sculpture is of St Francis and is similar to others he's done in San Francisco. The saint is cartoonish and has his arms stretched out. He's wearing a cloak. On the cloak is a mosiac done by artist Alfonso Pardinas. The mosaic is of a bare tree with birds of different colors on it. The plaque on the stone base, reads:

"Saint Francis — Prince of Peace
To the human congregation of the United Nations
-A message to live by-
Lord
Make me an instrument of thy peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
Where there is sadness, joy
0 Divine master
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be understood as to understand
To be loved, as to love
For it is in giving that we receive
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life
Beniamino Benevento Bufano
October 15. 1890
August 18, 1970 "
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