The Mission of Santa Clara de Asís

The Mission of Santa Clara de Asís is the eighth Spanish mission in California. It was founded on January 12, 1777, by the Franciscan Order to bring Christianity to the native Ohlone and Costanoan peoples in the Santa Clara Valley. There were 21 Spanish missions in California, established to help colonize the Pacific Coast. TheContinue reading “The Mission of Santa Clara de Asís”