Monday, October 24, 2016

Mission San Fernando


This is the Mission Church at San Fernando. We know we have been here before but the missions are easy to mix up. It makes it hard to track how many of the 21 missions we have seen.

The Archives of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are housed in a, by Archdiocesan archive standards, palatial facility on the grounds of Mission San Fernando. The archivist emeritus has an office by the door where he and his dog (Wild Bill Hickock) can see all the comings and goings. His desk is a replica of the Resolute desk in the Oval Office. He is also the author of more than fifty books on California's Catholic history.