Mission Carmel, California

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay

The full name of the mission is Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo. It was founded June 3, 1770 by Father Junipero Serra, who was buried here when he died in 1784.
The interior has this unusual parabolic arch form.
Left and below: main altar
Left: the organ
Left: a crucifixion diorama

Below: although Italian nativity displays are famous for depicting entire villages at their daily work, the Spanish were not to be outdone.

The village of Petra, Mallorca (Majorca) Spain to its most famous son Fray Junipero Serra on the 250th anniversary of his birth, 1713-1963.

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Created 15 January 2007, Last Update 04 June 2020