San Xavier Mission (Tucson, AZ)
By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
It's called the White Dove of the desert.  San Xavier del Bac Mission, just south of Tucson, Arizona is one of the oldest continuously used structures in the West.  I believe it's the oldest continually used Catholic Church in the United States.  Construction began in 1783, and the mission was completed in 1797. This Sunday evening, Ginny and I drove to San Xavier del Bac at sunset to share its beauty with you.  Thanks for stopping by; come back soon. ___________________ I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, AZ Mortgage lender. SUNSTREET MORTGAGECall me if I can help you or someone you know with a purchase or refi mortgage.(520) 349-9090 photo copyright Mike in Tucson
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By Kent Simpson, Real Estate Is About People
(Realty One Group Mountain Desert)
Just south of Tucson is the stunning, yet often overlooked San Xavier del Bac Mission.  "The White Dove of the Desert" is a jewel among missions in the Desert Southwest.  Known for its beautiful lines outside and amazing detail inside, the church is in the process of restoration and preservation that is an ongoing project, the interior alone taking 6 years--finishing in 1997.     Likeness of St. Francis--Patron Saint of San Xavier The exterior is still undergoing restoration, as evidenced by the difference between the two towers shown below:   Although restoration is ongoing, the church is still active--holding regular services.  The mission is open 7 days a week, free of charge, but donations are appreciated.     To learn more about the San Xavier del Bac Mission, visit their website. ...
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