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Mission San Antonio de Padua

Founded in 1771. Named for Saint Anthony of Lisbon,Portugal and Padova, Italy (Patron saint of lost articles,the poor, and the starving). Restored in 1904 and again after an earthquake, in 1949. Once used as a school for their Order. The walls and unique facade of the church, and a few arches, remain of the original. Located about 20 miles from King City within Fort Hunter Ligget Military Reservation. Considered one of the most important and prosperous Missions in its day.

Grand entrance to the mission church
Beautifully decorated entry way
San Antonio de Padua Mission cattle brand
Father Serra
View of the mission colonnades
Interior of the church

Early photo circa 1880


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