Tuesday, February 19, 2013

White Mission

I showed you a Spanish Mission south ofTubac, AZ that was in ruins. This one (the oldest European structure in Arizona) is north. As you can see, unlike Tumacacori, San Xavier remains in perfect condition, even repaired after extensive damage in an 1887 earthquake.

The mission was started in 1783 and has it's authentic eighteenth century alter.

The Mission which was in northern Mexico when it was built by the Jesuit Priests, and later taken over by the Franciscans, is part of Southern Arizona in the U.S. It actually sits on the reservation of the Tohono O'odham Indians.

Like so many grounds in this desert area.....the landscaping is done with catus.
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  1. What a perfect little mission church with perfect landscaping for the environment. It looks like it's a beauty, and a perfect spot for prayer and contemplation.

  2. LOVE the 2nd shot with the curving interior! so pretty!

  3. Hello:
    What an absolutely wonderful building and so totally unexpected in that situation.

  4. What a wonderful nice church, the interior is so beautiful.

  5. BEAUTIFUL structure and excellent photos too!