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San Xavier del Bac Mission, Arizona


Also known as "The White Dove of the Desert", this architecturally famous Catholic church is the Frankenstein of churches... built with the design and style of Moorish, Byzantine, and late Mexican Renaissance architecture. These styles were not blended together but rather stuck together in large chunks. To say the least, it was amazingly and beautifully eclectic.

The inside was open to the public, and I gazed, wide-eyed, deep into this wall-to-wall collection of adornments, statues, and religious artifacts. It came complete with the dead body of Saint Francis Xavier! Although the building was undergoing reconstruction, I did manage to see most of it.



San Xavier del Bac Mission 14 :: San Xavier del Bac Mission, Arizona :: © 2005 Patrick Esmonde of Esmonde Photography
San Xavier del Bac Mission 13 :: San Xavier del Bac Mission, Arizona :: © 2005 Patrick Esmonde of Esmonde Photography
San Xavier del Bac Mission 12 :: San Xavier del Bac Mission, Arizona :: © 2005 Patrick Esmonde of Esmonde Photography
San Xavier del Bac Mission 11 :: San Xavier del Bac Mission, Arizona :: © 2005 Patrick Esmonde of Esmonde Photography
San Xavier del Bac Mission 10 :: San Xavier del Bac Mission, Arizona :: © 2005 Patrick Esmonde of Esmonde Photography
San Xavier del Bac Mission 09 :: San Xavier del Bac Mission, Arizona :: © 2005 Patrick Esmonde of Esmonde Photography
San Xavier del Bac Mission 08 :: San Xavier del Bac Mission, Arizona :: © 2005 Patrick Esmonde of Esmonde Photography
San Xavier del Bac Mission 07 :: San Xavier del Bac Mission, Arizona :: © 2005 Patrick Esmonde of Esmonde Photography
San Xavier del Bac Mission 06 :: San Xavier del Bac Mission, Arizona :: © 2005 Patrick Esmonde of Esmonde Photography


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