Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Mission San Diego de Alcala - Sanctuary

This photo, looking along a row of pews, was taken in the sanctuary of the Mission.
San Diego de Alcala, the first of the great California Missions, marks the birthplace of Christianity in the far West. It is California's first church. This remarkable and significant historical shrine provides an understanding and appreciation of the beginning of Catholicism in this corner of the world, so remote from the Mother Country of Spain and yet so similar.

1 comment:

  1. I watched and loved many of your photos but this one take in itself something of special. I really love it.