Mission San Juan Capistrano (Texas)

Mission San Juan Capistrano (Texas)

Mission San Juan Capistrano (originally christened in 1716 as La Misión San José de los Nazonis and located in East Texas) was founded in 1731 by Spanish Catholics of the Franciscan Order, on the eastern banks of the San Antonio River in present-day Bexar County, Texas. The new settlement (part of a chain of Spanish missions) was named for a 15th-century theologian and "warrior priest" who resided in the Abruzzo region of Italy. The mission San Juan was named after Saint John of Capestrano.

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... Front façade of the chapel Full view of the chapel Tierra Sagrada "Sacred Earth" is an unfinished church from 1780, where indigenous people who built the mission were buried. ...

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