Sacred Places

Blue Mission

Blue Mission is my impression of Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguaro.  The Mission,  in San Antonio, Texas,  fascinates me.  Built in 1720 by the Franciscans, it wasn’t just a church.  Missions were Spanish towns with the church as their focus and were built where there was enough water to support the population.  The goal was to turn indigenous people into Spanish citizens.  Now, Mission San Jose is part of the San Antonio Missions Historical Park, where the first mission goes back to 1718.  San Jose is called the ‘Queen of Missions’.