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Mission Santa Clara de Asis, Santa Clara

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Mission Santa Clara de Asís is a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order in the present-day city of Santa Clara, California. The mission, the eighth in California, was founded on January 12, 1777 and named for Saint Clare of Assisi, the foundress of the order of the Poor Clares. It is the namesake of both the city and county of Santa Clara, as well as Santa Clara University, which was built around the mission. This was the first California mission to be named in honor of a woman and the only one now located on a university campus.Although ruined and rebuilt six times, the settlement was never abandoned, and today it functions as both a parish church of the Diocese of San Jose and a university chapel for Santa Clara University.HistoryThe outpost was originally established as La Misión Santa Clara de Thamien at the Indian village of So-co-is-u-ka January 12, 1777. There the Franciscan brothers erected a cross and shelter for worship to bring Christianity to the Ohlone and Costanoan peoples. Floods, fires, and earthquakes damaged many of the Caltrain track; moreover, several Native American burial sites have been discovered near this subsequent site. The current site, home to the first college in Alta California, dates back to 1828.
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  • I'd rate the Santa Clara mission as "average" among the 21 CA missions and 1 assistencia--small city location, not particularly great views or great garden or interior. See it if you're in town and do...  more »
  • Beautiful example of a still working California Mission that has a vibrant parish and college community supporting it. It is easy to get to as it is located in the center of Santa Clara University wit...  more »
  • Recommend nice to see very luxury and have a lot of people nightly recommend We have four took a propane car by myself essy to find them Don't missing  more »
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  • Located in the middle of a college campus, it's surprisingly easy to navigate. Lovely area. Crowded with event picture takers. (With good reason) Call ahead to see if you can get into the church to look around.
  • Really useful because I'm building the mission as my class project😀
  • This mission is sooooooooooooooooooo great i love it
  • I am saddened to hear the University I was once proud of has silenced the free speech of students of conservative values. It is shameful. Clearly it's not as shameful as the treatment of the slaves who were forced to build the original Mission. There are two things you cannot speak about at SCU. Conservatism and the Genocide of those who were enslaved and murdered when first building the University.
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