Sarah’s Travels

Mission San Diego de Alcala (Part 2): The Gardens
By:Sarah in California
Date: 3 April 2013

The gardens of the Mission are a welcome oasis in a large city criss-crossed by expressways like San Diego:

Historical facts from the information panel above:

Statue of Padre Senna, the founder of this Mission (and of many other missions):

Statue (with wishing well) of St Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscain Order. The padres who established and worked at the 21 missions in Alta California were Franciscains:

The statue of St Joseph represents the patron saint of the expedition to San Diego that saved the mission in its early days: