Thursday, August 19, 2010

White Dove of the Desert

I took this photo a few years ago of Mission San Xavier del Bac, but I doubt it's changed much. The mission, also referred to as "The White Dove of the Desert," has been undergoing renovations for years now. Unfortunately, though, I believe there's funding problems, and this portion of it still needs repairs.

San Xavier is located just south of Tucson. It is one of the missions founded by Father Kino.


  1. That is a wonderful photo. I have been there once a few years ago. I hate to see "funding problems" destroy so many beautiful pieces of history.

  2. Those priests sure knew how to build gorgeous buildings. As far as I'm concerned this is the prettiest building in Arizona, followed by St. Mary's and Brophy Chapel.