How old is your church? Yesterday, I was given a tour of a church founded in 1798! One of the original missions of the Franciscans in the southwest, Mission San Luis Rey is the largest adobe church in the country, and because it was not damaged like most of the others, is still in incredible condition. Naturally, it is a major tourist stop, as many come from great distances to see the old church and museum, but it is also a thriving parish, complete with two parish halls and a retreat center to accommodate it’s 6000 families! It was so inspiring to see the legacy of the friars alive and well today!
But rather than writing all about it, why don’t I show you? Here are a few pictures of the mission, and at the bottom, you will find my second video blog, Day Two: Tour of Mission San Luis Rey.
(If you’re reading this post from your email, be sure to click here to see the video. Apparently it doesn’t show up in emails.)