Explore California's 21 Missions

Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

Founded by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen in October 9, 1791. Nick named "the Lonely Mission". Named for Mary (mother of Jesus Christ), "Our Most Sorrowful Lady of Solitude". Located 4.5 miles west of Soledad. This mission is one of the smallest of the 21 Mission chain and was completely abandoned in 1835. This Mission was completely rebuilt from these ruins in 1954.

View of the front of the church
View of the main corridor
Father Serra
Church alter
Grinding stones used by the indians
Remains of mission adobe walls
In the early mission era priests wore grey robes later the brown robes were adapted. Crops such as olives and grapes were important corps for mission use and as cash corps.


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