Foot Prints in the Sand travel blog

Xavier Mission

The Mission, wow what a treat

Last day in Tucson had to get the last part to the car repair and then of to see and old Spanish Mission. It was San Xavier del Bac. It dates back to the late 1700’s which was part of Mexico. In 1854 the mission becomes part of the US

The mission was absolutely awesome.

Mission San Xavier del Bac (Spanish: Misión de San Xavier del Bac) is a historic Spanish Catholic mission located about 10 miles (16 km) south of downtown Tucson, Arizona, on the Tohono O'odham Nation San Xavier Indian Reservation. The mission was founded in 1692 by Padre Eusebio Kino[1] in the center of a centuries-old Indian settlement of the Sobaipuri O'odham who were a branch of the Akimel or River O'odham, located along the banks of the Santa Cruz River. The mission was named for Francis Xavier, a Christian missionary and co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order) in Europe. The original church was built to the north of the present Franciscan church. This northern church or churches served the mission until being razed during an Apache raid in 1770.

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