Posts Tagged: Jesuits

Jesuits at Baja California Missions

Baja Missions

Jesuits at Baja California Missions, 1697-1768. By David Kier ©2015 During the seventy years of their administration of the California missions, Jesuit priests founded, operated, and managed 17 missions. Eight missions were moved after their founding, usually to better water supplies. Four of the missions that were moved over 15 miles from their founding site… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #16, San Francisco de Borja Adac (1762-1818)

By David Kier www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’    The Jesuits had decided to expand their missions northward after Fernando Consag’s sea voyage in 1746 when he proved (as others before) that California was not an island. Yet nearly 20 years later, that point was still debated. A chain… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #15, Santa Gertrudis (1752-1822)

By David Kier www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’    Fifteen years passed by before the Jesuits were able to establish another mission, and the first one in the northern half of the California peninsula. Padre Fernando Consag had made expeditions seeking potential mission sites, and was baptizing natives in… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #8, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Huasinapí (1720-1795)

  By David Kier www.vivabaja.com Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’  The history of the 8th California mission began in 1719 when Padre Juan de Ugarte discovered a forest of güérivo trees (Populus brandegeei) from which he could construct California’s first ship, ‘El Triunfo de la Cruz’. The Cochimí Indians of… Read more »