Mission San Antonio de Padua

Picture taken 4:25pm 9 Mar 2005 Mission San Antonio de Padua was founded 14 July 1771 (3rd in order) by Saint Junípero Serra. The mission is named for Saint Anthony. The Indian name was Teshhaya, or Sextapay. The mission is largely restored from the rebuilt original. The current site is about three miles from the […]

Mission San Antonio Museum Page 2

Continuing with the views of various museum displays… Textile Production The weaving workshop at a Mission was generally situated near the quarters of the unmarried women (and widows). Several steps were necessary to go from the animal to a finished product. These steps are illustrated in various displays at the Mission… Sheer the sheep to […]

Mission San Antonio Grounds

When you are finished with the Mission proper do take some time to explore the grounds. Again, since you will be out in the fields watch out for snakes. Use this map, found painted on the museum wall as a guide to the areas shown below. Picture taken 3:20pm 9 Mar 2005 South Side The […]

Mission San Antonio Garden

As with most Missions, the interior of the quadrangle is today dedicated to a garden. The side door of the garden corridor is also the way into the Church. The main doors to the Church are generally locked. The entrance to the garden is via a corridor to the left of the front of the […]

Mission San Antonio Church

Below you should see a rotating panorama of the complete inside of the Mission Church. You should be able to click on the panorama to stop the rotation at any point and then drag the mouse left, right, up, or down to see any specific area. If you have a mouse wheel, it should be […]

Mission San Antonio History

In Brief Founded: 14 July 1771 by Saint Junípero Serra Named for: Saint Anthony Number in Series: 3rd Indian Name: Teshhaya or Sextapay Brand:  Detail 1769: After an arduous journey from Mexico to San Diego and after helping to start the mission in San Diego, Don Gaspár de Portolá, the appointed Governor of California, led […]

Mission San Antonio Exterior

The mission of San Antonio is situated in the Sierra de Santa Lucía … in a rather wide valley some ten leagues long and full of large oaks, for which reason they call the mission San Antonio de la Cañada de los Rohles. The site is very good, with fine lands, and plentiful water from […]

Mission San Antonio Museum Page 1

The museum at this Mission is outstanding in its breadth of coverage and display notes which explain things in terms that help the youngest to oldest of viewers. For display here I’ve decided to put the pictures into various categories on this and the following page rather than doing a walk-through type of display where […]