Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Our family field trip today was to see San Xavier Mission. It was so beautiful! The mission is about 300 years old. It was very hot, so we went prepared with hats and water. The kids enjoyed it in spite of the heat.

It was so peaceful in the mission, and the walls are covered with Saints and Angels. On the picture above this sentence is the Virgin Mary, who appeared near the Mission long ago. We bought prayer candles and set them under her statue. The Mission is a functioning Church that has mass and also a Christmas celebration. We intend to go back at Christmas time.
This is a statue of Saint Frances. People will place small milanos, pictures, even jewelry on his blanket. 
The mission is a parish for the Tahano Oodham people. Seeing the lovely mission was breathtaking.

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