Mission Santa Clara de Asís Mission Santa Clara

Santa Clara, California

Founded January 12, 1777

The eighth of the California missions, Santa Clara was founded by Fr. Tomás de la Peña. Later, Santa Clara University was founded and, growing, encompassed the mission church.

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Mission Santa Clara


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