Trailheads and Paths, Issue 14: Halls of Eastertide

On this Easter, 2014, let me share the final segment of my March 23, 2014 visit to San Gabriel, CA:  The church itself.

Here, en route to Mission Church, is the Mission Elementary School.

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Here is the Campanario, or Bell Assembly, on a wall separate from the Mission Church itself.

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The Mission Church’s main entrance features this decorative door.

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A statue of Father Junipero Serra greets all who approach the Mission

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Inside, it is the Holy Spirit Who hosts one and all.

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The deacon has his own loft.

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So, too, does the choir.

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The adjacent museum features one of the original decorative columns on the outside.

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Glimpses into the lives of the monks also continue here, as they did in the Garden.  The Abbot’s bedroom was small, yet looked comfortable enough.

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Here is one more look at the Mission Church, as the congregants prepared for a mid-Lenten after-Mass gathering.

 

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The Pride of the Missions certainly lived up to its sobriquet on that sunny and happy day.

NEXT:  Last, but not least, on my latest California jaunt, was Redlands.

 

 

 

 

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