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  1. Historic Mission Santa Clara is a consecrated Roman Catholic church situated on the campus of Santa Clara University. First established in 1777, the Franciscan Order handed the Mission over to the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1851, who then started Santa Clara College, the first institution of higher education in California.

  2. From Mission to University. The story now turns to Mission Santa Clara de Asis, the 8 th mission in the chain of 21 Franciscan missions established by Padre Junipero Serra. It was first founded January 12, 1777 on the banks of the Guadalupe River (just north of Hwy 101, opposite the Mineta International Airport) and the first to bear the name ...

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  4. Mission Santa Clara de Asís, number eight in the chain, and founded on January 12, 1777, lies adjacent to the oldest college in California, the University of Santa Clara. It is here that Father Serra broke tradition, choosing the first woman to serve as patron saint, St. Clare of Assisi, who founded the Poor Clares order of nuns.

  5. The Catedral de Santa Clara de Asís (Cathedral of Saint Clare of Assisi) is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the city of Santa Clara, Cuba.It lies on Calle Marta Abreu, one of the city's main arteries, only two blocks from Parque Vidal and next to the cultural centre "El Mejunje

  6. Jun 06, 2019 · Mission Santa Clara de Asis 1800-1820. Mission Santa Clara de Asis was very successful at converting the Indians to Christianity, and the Fathers performed many baptisms. They taught their new converts the standard mission skills: cooking, sewing, and farming. By 1827, Mission Santa Clara de Asis had 14,500 head of cattle and 15,500 sheep.

  7. Daily Life at Mission Santa Clara de Asís Life at Mission Santa Clara de Asís was very hard. There were bells to signal neophyte’s whole day. At 6:00 am, everyone had to wake up and go to church and then have breakfast. The men who farmed took care of the livestock. At the mission there were 10,000 cattle, 9,500 sheep, 55 pigs, 730 horses ...

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