Archdiocese of San Antonio

Established August 28, 1874

The Catholic history of the region goes back to the days of the Franciscan missionaries and the founding of Mission San Antonio. The Diocese of San Antonio was split from the Diocese of Galveston, and Anthony Dominic Pellicer made its first bishop. It was raised to archiepiscopal status in 1926.


Archdiocese of San Antonio * Catholic Encyclopedia


T. Matovina, Guadalupe and Her Faithful : Latino Catholics in San Antonio, from Colonial Origins to the Present