Winter Break: Visiting Mission San Xavier del Bac

Dear Students,

In January my mother flew from Pennsylvania to visit my family.

San Xavier del Bac

They call this Church, the White Dove of the Desert. Isn’t that a beautiful name?

My mom likes to visit new places, so one day we took a day trip to Tucson. We visited the Mission San Xavier del bac, one of the oldest Spanish missions in the country.

San Xavier del Bac Mission - Tucson, AZ - 020

If you like, you can attend services at the mission. It is a Catholic church, you can visit during Mass if you plan ahead.

San Xavier del Bac Mission - Tucson, AZ - 20090226 - 045

Pictures do not do the Mission justice. It is extraordinary.

The Mission is located seven miles south of Tucson. Take I-10 to I-19 South and look for Mission signs to exit. The mission can be seen from the interstate.

Order an Indian fry bread before you leave. Undoubtedly there will be locals selling beverages and snacks in the parking lot. Try a tasty fry bread and enjoy this crisp, flat bread with one of many topping choices (the powdered sugar and honey is a local favorite).

Order an Indian fry bread before you leave. Undoubtedly there will be locals selling beverages and snacks in the parking lot. Try a tasty fry bread and enjoy this crisp, flat bread with one of many topping choices (the powdered sugar and honey is a local favorite).

The address is: 950 W. San Xavier Road, San Xavier District. To contact the church directly, call (520) 294-2624. The Mission is free to visit.

From the Old Pueblo,
Mrs. Kenney

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