March 31, 2011

San Buenaventura Mission - Ventura California

I have neglected my blog terribly!  Just too much running around I suppose, but it sure is nice to do that.

Recently, on a visit to Ventura I went to the San Buenaventura Mission.  It is a lovely mission as well as an active Parish.  One Mass each Sunday is still celebrated in Latin.  I attended an English Mass, and then took pictures afterward that I am sharing with you.  I hope you enjoy them, and if you visit Ventura be sure to also visit the mission.

San Beunaventura Mission viewed from the park across the street.


Mission sign

Bell Tower and statue of Father Junipero Serra

Statue of Blessed Virgin Mary in garden
Lovely Courtyard Garden
Altar
Side entrance - See how thick the walls are

2 comments:

Cozy said...

I have family in Ventura and actually grew in in Oxnard. I always loved wandering around the mission. The one in Santa Barbara is lovely too. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Art and Sand said...

I live in Ventura and enjoyed your lovely photos of our mission. I have not attended mass at the mission, but have attended weddings and unfortunately a funeral for one of my young students at the mission.

You portrayed the mission beautifully.