California Missions

During the period 1769 - 1823 twenty one Spanish Missions
were established in California stretching from San Diego to Sonoma.
Imagery of several as well as brief Biographical Notes on Fr. Serra can be found in this web site.

Mission San Diego de Alcala
Founded July 16, 1769, by Fr. Juniperro Serra

Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo
Founded June 3, 1770, by Fr. Juniperro Serra

Mission San Antonio de Padua
Founded July 14, 1771, by Fr. Juniperro Serra

Mission San Gabriel Arcangel
Founded September 8, 1771, by Frs. Pedro Cambon & Angel Somera

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Founded September 1, 1772, by Fr. Juniperro Serra

Mission San Francisco de Asis
Founded June 26, 1776, by Fr. Francisco Palou

Mission San Juan Capistrano
Founded November 1, 1776, by Fr. Juniperro Serra

Mission Santa Clara de Asis
Founded January 12, 1777, by Fr. Junjiperro Serra

Mission San Buenaventura
Founded March 31, 1782 by Fr. Juniperro Serra

Mission Santa Barbara
Founded December 4, 1786, by Fr. Fermin Lausen

Mission La Purisima Conception
Founded December 8, 1787 by Fr. Fermin Lausen

Mission Santa Cruz
Founded August 28, 1791, by Fr. Fermin Lausen

Mission Senora de la Soledad
Founded October 9, 1791, by Fr. Fermin Lausen

Mission San Jose de Guadalupe
Founded June 11, 1797, by Fr. Fermin Lausen

Mission San Juan Bautista
Founded June 24, 1797, by Fr. Fermin Lausen

Mission San Miguel Arcangel
Founded July 25, 1797, by Fr. Fermin Lausen

Mission San Fernando del Rey de Espana
Founded September 8, 1797, by Fr. Fermin Lausen

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia
Founded June 13, 1797, by Fr. Fermin Lausen

Mission Santa Ynez
Founded September 18, 1804, by Fr. Estevan Tapis

Mission San Rafael Arcangel
Founded December 14, 1817, by Fr.Vicente de Sarria

Mission San Francisco Solano
Founded July 4, 1823 by Fr. Jose Altimira

Fr. Juniperro Serra - Biographical Notes