San Luis Rey de Francia Mission Photos

The California mission at Oceanside, founded 1798, is named for St Louis IX King of France who fought in the Crusades. It is noted for its white facade & single tower.

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Mission San Luis Rey de Francia Church. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church facade. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church portal. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church cemetery entrance. Oceanside, CA.
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia Church (1798). Oceanside, CA. On National Register.San Luis Rey Mission Church facade. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church portal. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church cemetery entrance. Oceanside, CA.
San Luis Rey Mission Church tower. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church landscaping. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church cloister. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church fountain with St. Francis of Assisi. Oceanside, CA.
San Luis Rey Mission Church tower. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church landscaping. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church cloister. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church fountain with St. Francis of Assisi. Oceanside, CA.
San Luis Rey Mission Church sanctuary. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church high altar. Oceanside, CA.Sculpture of St. Rafael in San Luis Rey Mission Church. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church wooden dome interior. Oceanside, CA.
San Luis Rey Mission Church sanctuary. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church high altar. Oceanside, CA.Sculpture of St. Rafael in San Luis Rey Mission Church. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church wooden dome interior. Oceanside, CA.
San Luis Rey Mission Church ceiling beams. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church saints. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church pulpit. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church mural of birds eating berries. Oceanside, CA.
San Luis Rey Mission Church ceiling beams. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church saints. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church pulpit. Oceanside, CA.San Luis Rey Mission Church mural of birds eating berries. Oceanside, CA.
Sculpture of St. Louis IX King of France after whom San Luis Rey de Francia is dedicated. Oceanside, CA.Carved finial with snake holding apple in Mission San Luis Rey. Oceanside, CA.Gilded monstrance in shape of Our Lady on serpent in Mission San Luis Rey. Oceanside, CA.Detail of serpent base of gilded monstrance in Mission San Luis Rey. Oceanside, CA.
Sculpture of St. Louis IX King of France after whom San Luis Rey de Francia is dedicated. Oceanside, CA.Carved finial with snake holding apple (1813) in Mission San Luis Rey. Oceanside, CA.Gilded monstrance in shape of Our Lady on serpent (18th c) in Mission San Luis Rey. Oceanside, CA.Detail of serpent base of gilded monstrance (18th c) in Mission San Luis Rey. Oceanside, CA.
Native basket in Mission San Luis Rey. Oceanside, CA.


Native basket (after 1870) in Mission San Luis Rey. Oceanside, CA.



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