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Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside

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  • I had to see this mission before I left Oceanside, and it did not disappoint. The old cemetery from the 1800s was still there. The church was beautiful. 
  • We enjoyed visiting this mission and found out it had been one of the largest and most successful missions along the California coast. The chapel is large and hosts Mass daily at noon. We enjoyed the ...  read more »
  • A beautiful 1798 convent, founded by Spaniards, on Mission Ave, is a "must" to know, the interior is very pretty and is in perfect shape,
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  • I have met with both Father Francisco and Father Mesi and both were very helpful. They met with me almost immediately and heard my confessions during a dark period. I'm looking forward to seeing them at Sunday Mass. Tony Mason
  • If you're interested in learning about the history of California in its earliest days; stop by and take one of the guided tours of the Mission on a weekend day. The Guide for the tour I took was filled with knowledge about the history of the Mission and the people who lived at it. It didn't take much to feel like I was in a western movie, and the Oceanside Hills around me were a film set. We were treated to information about the reconstruction of the Mission, as well as it's ownership under the Spanish, the Mexicans, and the Californians. There are lots of photo opportunities at the mission; and things to see; like the oldest Pepper tree in California.
  • Well I think that it is a very well taken breautiful church, and as well i am doing it for my mission project for 4th and I have to say I actuly super duper love it
  • The 18th Mission to be built, San Luis Rey de Francia, lies in a valley just east of Oceanside on State Highway 76. The Mission was named for Louis IX of France, whose descendants occupied the Spanish throne at the time and whose claim to fame was leading two disastrous crusades to the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. The grounds of the Mission contain a beautifully manicured garden cemetery, complete with a large crypt that serves as burial place for the Friars. On the other side of the Church is a private rose garden that is home to the oldest Pepper Tree in California. Retreats are held at the Mission which can accommodate up to 100 people. The church was closed for a year and completely renovated in order to make it earthquake proof. It's a beautiful place and is the site of many community events. The Luiseno Indians hold their Pow Wow there. It's really a treat to see all the native Americans wearing their ornate costumes and performing dances and drumming.
  • This is my mission for 4th grade im am in 4th grade
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