One more Spanish Mission to see on that trip. On that day (January 31) we got up with rain and wind. No matter what, we were going to visit the mission. In fact, we even attended the 11 AM mass with hope that the rain would stop in order for us to see the garden. That Mission , San Diego de Alcalá, was the first mission and is known as the “Mother of the Missions”. It was founded in July 1769 by Father Junipero Serra. The first building was in another location but fire and earthquakes damaged previous buildings. The present church was rebuilt in 1931 to look like the mission church of 1813. Many people came to attend the mass although the weather was terrible. In fact, on Sunday, there have masses at 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 17:30. At 11:00 , one mass in English and one mass in Spanish ( in the chapel) . Today, the church serves as an active parish for the Catholic community as a cultural center for people of all faiths.
We visited the museum and the garden. I was happy to see it and now you will see it also with some photographs taken that day.
Thanks for viewing and reading. More on San Diego in my next post.