Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission interior I

Mission interior closeup: concave cross

Mission San Xavier del Bac was founded by the Jesuit missionary, Father Eusebio Kino, in 1692. The present church was built under the direction of the Franciscans. Construction began in 1783 and was completed in 1797. The church continues to serve as the parish for the Tohono O'odham and a shrine chruch for many visitors.

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