Founding of the Santa Cruz de San Saba Mission

Founding of the Santa Cruz de San Saba Mission (HM26GA)

Location: Menard, TX 76859 Menard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 54.986', W 99° 47.134'

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Religious, Cultural and Historical Marker to Remember the Founding of the Santa Cruz de San Saba Mission

This historic Catholic church, built in 1899, has been designated as a religious, cultural and historical monument to remember the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Santa Cruz de San Saba Mission, two miles east of Menard, in 1757 by the Franciscan missionaries and their companions.

Sadly, the mission was destroyed on March 16, 1758, and two of the three Franciscan missionaries of the mission were killed - Father Alonso Giraldo de Terreros, OFM, and Father Joseph de Santiesteban, OFM. They are truly called "Martyrs of the Faith."

The civic, ecumenical, religious dedication of this monument was held on June 9, 2007 in a ceremony led by Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer, OMI of the Diocese of San Angelo.
HM NumberHM26GA
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 424938 N 3420605
Decimal Degrees30.91643333, -99.78556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 54.986', W 99° 47.134'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 54' 59.16" N, 99° 47' 8.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Bevans St, Menard TX 76859, US
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