15 September 2014

First Native American Saint~

Mission San Xavier continues its massive renovation. The church was founded in 1692 and the original building was destroyed in Apache Indian attacks in 1770. The current building construction was completed in 1797. Within the chapel is this carved wooden sculpture of the first Native American Saint, Kateri Tekakwitha. The last time I visited there a lot of scaffolding was erected in the chapel and that has all now been removed. It's beautiful!

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