Mission San Juan Capistrano Mission San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano, California

Founded November 1, 1776

Father Junípero Serra founded this, the seventh in the chain of California missions. The original chapel, considered the oldest church in California, is still in use, and represents the only surviving church in which Fr. Serra himself said Mass.

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


Mission San Juan Capistrano


M. Levick, The Missions of California  


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