Mission San Fernando Rey de España Mission San Fernando

San Fernando, California

Founded September 8, 1797

Father Lasuen founded this, the seventeenth in the chain of twenty-one missions. The existing convent dates to the time of the Franciscan founders, but the church is a reconstruction of the one destroyed in a 1971 earthquake.

Photo courtesy of Anne M. Schmiesing © 2007 CatholicHistory.net


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