After our visit to Tumacácori Mission, we headed up the road to see another mission founded by Father Kino. This mission was founded in 1692. The construction of the current church began in 1783 and was completed in 1797. It is the oldest intact European structure in Arizona and is filled with beautiful original statues and mural paintings!
This mission was named after St. Francis Xavier whose feast day is celebrated today and, according to my Spanish mother-in-law, is in our family tree! Apparently my father-in-law always refers to him as "Uncle Frank!" ☺ I would love to do a little further research on that someday!
Here are a few pictures from our visit to San Xavier del Bac:
St. Francis Xavier, Patron of the Missions, Pray for us!