After our visit to San Xavier del Bac Mission on our Thursday road trip, I decided to combine my photos into a slideshow since there were way too many to string down the page in one post. The mission was founded in 1692 by the Jesuit missionary Eusebio Francisco Kino. The original mission church, after multiple attacks by Apaches, was finally destroyed by them around 1770. The present building was constructed under the direction of Franciscan Fathers Juan Bautista Velderrain and Juan Bautista Llorenz by native Indian labor between 1783 and 1797 to serve the Catholics of the San Xavier District of Tohono O'odham Nation. Unlike the other Spanish missions in Arizona, San Xavier is still actively run by Franciscans and serves the Tohono O'odham community who originally built the church.