Mission San Gabriel Arcángel Mission San Gabriel

San Gabriel, California

Founded September 8, 1771

San Gabriel was founded by Fathers Pedro Cambón and Joseph de la Somera. The church has been largely preserved as it appeared in the eighteenth century, though it is now surrounded by the busy suburbs of Los Angeles.

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


San Gabriel Mission


M. Levick, The Missions of California