Wintering in South Texas travel blog

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos - Indian who weren’t baptized entered the church through...

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos - funeral exit to cemetry

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos

Mission Espirito Santos


In Goliad is Mission Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga, also known as Aranama Mission or Mission La Bahia, it was a Roman Catholic mission established by Spain in 1722 in the Viceroyality of New Spain—to convert native Karankawa Indians to Christianity. Together with its nearby military fortress Presidio La Bahia, their purpose was to uphold Spanish territorial claims in the New World against encroachment from France. The third and final location near Goliad, Texas is maintained now as part of Goliad State Park and Historic Site.



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