Friday, April 15, 2011
Mission San Xavier--part 2
The photo to the left is looking through an outside fence to another building called the mortuary.
Inside this amazing mission are symbols of different things. There is a rope styled trim that encircles the inside church walls--the rope trim symbolizes the inclusion of all who come into God's church. The floor plan of the church is in the shape of a Latin cross.
There is a statue of the first female saint, a Mohawk Indian named Kateri Tekakwitha.
Here is another photo of the knave of the mission....
And again, of the sanctuary, which tells the story of Christmas....
The mission is open to the public 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. There is a small museum there which is very informative and a gift shop as well. The gift shop has Tohono O'odham baskets made right there on the reservation. The mission depends on contributions to help with the restoration. Here is a site that explains more about that.... Mission San Xavier information. We thought this was one of the best road trips we took while we were here. We highly recommend it!