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San Xavier Del Bac

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Join us for a personalied tour of the Mission San Xavier del Bac led by Craig Reid. This historic Spanish Catholic mission located about 10 miles 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 in the center of a centuries-old Indian settlement of the Sobaipuri 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.

Today’s Mission was built between 1783-1797; it is the oldest European structure in Arizona; the labor was provided by the O’odham. It is an outstanding example of Spanish Colonial architecture in the United States.

The tour will start at noon and last about an hour. However, you will want to leave time to explore the museum, gift shops etc. on your own. The tour is limited to 20 people. The Patronato San Xavier request a $5 donation per person to support the Mission. To reserve your space email Katherine Cerino.



May 4
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Katherine Cerino