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San Antonio De Padua Souvenir Mission Bell

Regular price $125.00
Solid bronze 2″ Souvenir Mission Bell, “San Antonio De Padua”. Mission San Antonio de Padua is a Spanish mission established by the Franciscan order in present-day Monterey County, California, near the present-day town of Jolon. It was founded on July 14, 1771 and was the third mission founded in Alta California by Father Presidente Junípero Serra. The mission was also the site of the first Christian marriage and the first use of fired-tile roofing in Upper California. Today the mission is a parish church of the Diocese of Monterey.