Mission San Luis Rey

Mission San Luis Rey For more than 200 years, Mission San Luis Rey de Francia has been providing community programs and services to the surrounding So. California region.
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The Mission offers retreats, mtg. space, community events, a cemetery open to all, & a musuem. http://www.sanluisrey.org

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10/30/2020
May you find moments that make you smile today!  Happy Wednesday!
10/28/2020

May you find moments that make you smile today! Happy Wednesday!

Evening is the time for peace as Sister Moon makes her way across the sky. Blessings for a beautiful evening.
10/27/2020

Evening is the time for peace as Sister Moon makes her way across the sky.
Blessings for a beautiful evening.

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens.”~Ecclesiastes 3:1Have a blessed Sunday...
10/26/2020

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens.”
~Ecclesiastes 3:1
Have a blessed Sunday.

10/24/2020
Good evening!May you go forward securely, joyfully, and swiftly on the path of prudent happiness. ~St. Clare of Assisi
10/24/2020

Good evening!

May you go forward securely, joyfully, and swiftly on the path of prudent happiness.
~St. Clare of Assisi

10/22/2020
10/21/2020
Happy Monday! A beautiful rose from our Mission rose garden to start the week. Remember, a little kindness goes a long w...
10/19/2020

Happy Monday! A beautiful rose from our Mission rose garden to start the week. Remember, a little kindness goes a long way to brighten someone’s day!

Happy Sunday!
10/18/2020

Happy Sunday!

10/18/2020
10/16/2020
Some amazing photo post cards of the Mission. Thank you Oceanside Historical Society for sharing.
10/15/2020

Some amazing photo post cards of the Mission. Thank you Oceanside Historical Society for sharing.

San Luis Rey Mission Post Cards. Here are just a few of possibly hundreds of post cards highlighting the Historic Mission in Oceanside

Happy Wednesday!
10/14/2020

Happy Wednesday!

Did you know... The Mission lay abandoned and in ruins for many years after Lincoln gave the Missions back the the churc...
10/12/2020

Did you know... The Mission lay abandoned and in ruins for many years after Lincoln gave the Missions back the the church? The first photo is one of the earliest photos, taken c1870; the second photo is taken c1985, after Fr. O'Keefe arrived at the Mission and began the restoration. The final photo, c1921 is after the restoration of Fr. O'Keefe and his group of friars.

Happy Sunday!
10/11/2020

Happy Sunday!

10/10/2020
GREAT NEWS! Starting Saturday, October 10th, you will be able to go inside the Historic Mission Church and view the artw...
10/09/2020

GREAT NEWS!
Starting Saturday, October 10th, you will be able to go inside the Historic Mission Church and view the artwork and altar area a little closer. Candles will be available for purchase at the front door and you may place them in stands near the altar rail.
The hours will be 9am to 3pm, 7 days a week. (There are no Masses at this time.)

As the sun peeks through the morning clouds, be thankful for today. Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the w...
10/08/2020

As the sun peeks through the morning clouds, be thankful for today. Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.

10/07/2020
KIDS FREE OCTOBER! Mission San Luis Rey Museum is participating with other museums in San Diego County in offering kids ...
10/07/2020
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KIDS FREE OCTOBER! Mission San Luis Rey Museum is participating with other museums in San Diego County in offering kids 12 and under free admission with a paid adult during the month of October. Go to the San Diego Museum Council website: SanDiegoMuseumCouncil.org and click on Mission San Luis Rey to see the offer and print out the coupon!
Hope to see you at the Museum soon!

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Happy Monday! A beautiful day to start the week after a weekend of celebration of St Francis of Assisi with beautiful Ma...
10/05/2020

Happy Monday! A beautiful day to start the week after a weekend of celebration of St Francis of Assisi with beautiful Masses and the Blessing of the Animals!

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with all Franciscans. St. Francis, the founder of the Franciscan o...
10/04/2020

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with all Franciscans. St. Francis, the founder of the Franciscan order, is one of the most recognized and best-loved saints around the world. He called God’s creation brother and sister; he preached peace; he loved the poor and marginalized; and above all loved God with his whole heart and soul. St. Francis is a Saint for everyone.

To celebrate his feast, share your favorite photo, story or quote of St. Francis.

Every year during the evening of October 3rd, Franciscans throughout the world celebrate the Transitus of St Francis - t...
10/03/2020

Every year during the evening of October 3rd, Franciscans throughout the world celebrate the Transitus of St Francis - the passing over from this life to the next. In his Canticle of the Creatures, St. Francis wrote, “Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Bodily Death, from whom no one living can escape.” St. Francis died surrounded by his brothers and Lady Jacoba at the Portiuncula, the place where he began the Franciscan Order.
St. Francis, pray for us.

Did you know....that the tomb of St Francis of Assisi was hidden for almost 600 years! Br Elias and Cardinal Ugalino sec...
10/02/2020

Did you know....that the tomb of St Francis of Assisi was hidden for almost 600 years!
Br Elias and Cardinal Ugalino secretly hid St Francis’ body to protect it. In the early 1800’s, Pope Pius VII gave permission to search for the body and it was found under the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi. Now the remains of St. Francis are sealed in a crypt in the Basilica. He is among several of his brothers who are entombed in the wall surrounding his tomb and the altar.

The feast of St Francis is on October 4th. If you would like to learn more about this favorite saint who started the Fra...
10/01/2020

The feast of St Francis is on October 4th. If you would like to learn more about this favorite saint who started the Franciscan Order, the Mission gift shop has many wonderful statues and books. Did you know that St Francis, who regarded all creation as his brothers and sisters, talked to a ferocious wolf that was terrorizing the town of Gubbio? He asked the wolf why he was attacking the people and their livestock. Francis tamed him by praying and telling him to stop. The people watched as St Francis and his brother wolf walked back to the town side by side peacefully and they were amazed at this
miracle!

Our annual Blessing of the Animals is fast approaching on Saturday, October 3rd from 10am to 1pm. This year will be a dr...
09/30/2020

Our annual Blessing of the Animals is fast approaching on Saturday, October 3rd from 10am to 1pm. This year will be a drive-through blessing - No walk-ups. To have your pet blessed, you must bring them in a car. Click on the map shown for the various stations on the grounds of the parish and mission where friars will give the blessings. Hope to see you and your pets on Saturday!

Did you know...Pope Innocent III approved St. Francis new religious community, now called the Order of Friars Minor, onl...
09/29/2020

Did you know...Pope Innocent III approved St. Francis new religious community, now called the Order of Friars Minor, only after a dream?

Pope Innocent III was hesitant at first about supporting Francis' new Rule until he had a dream in which he saw Francis holding up the Basilica of San Giovanni Laterno (St. John Lateran) in Rome. Pope Innocent believed that the dream was telling him that Francis and his followers would help build up the Church, and so he decided to approve Francis’ Order.

This sculpture of St. Francis by Giuseppe Tonnini commemorates the importance of the Basilica of St John Lateran to the Franciscan order. St Francis faces the Basilica, and with his arms outstretched, appears to be holding up the the walls of the church.

09/28/2020
Have a beautiful Sunday.
09/27/2020

Have a beautiful Sunday.

Saturday Blessings. . .
09/26/2020

Saturday Blessings. . .

HAPPY FRIDAY!
09/25/2020

HAPPY FRIDAY!

From their website (Seasonofcreation.org): The “Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator ...
09/24/2020

From their website (Seasonofcreation.org): The “Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.”

The Season of Creation ends on the Feast of St Francis, Oct 4.

What ways can we care for creation. Share an idea or photo.

Did you know...that the Historic Mission Church is the original church structure? Building began in 1811 and was complet...
09/23/2020

Did you know...that the Historic Mission Church is the original church structure? Building began in 1811 and was completed in 1815. It was dedicated on the feast of St. Francis on October 4, 1815. A re-dedication of the church was held on May 12, 1893 after Fr. O'Keefe and the friars from Mexico started their rebuilding. Over 300 people attended including several elderly Luiseños.

Happy first day of Autumn!
09/22/2020

Happy first day of Autumn!

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La familia Rivero, en México, agradece sus palabras de aliento que nos fortalecen, tanto a sus hermanos como sobrinos. Al mismo tiempo nos unimos al dolor que siente su familia espiritual y a toda la comunidad que convivió con él. Gracias a todos. Dios los bendiga.
It is not a promise of eternal life that draws me to the gospel of Jesus. It is the act of him taking a cross of punishment meant for me and others in an act of love and grace that we are not worthy of. His selfless act is a place I desire to find in my heart. Someone who can put aside worldly kingdoms on earth and care about the very souls of the least of us. That God would put aside judgment of our sin and show us mercy when we continue to do evil shows a level of love where I want to be. I want to live in this light only God gives. Not just in eternity, I want to live in it now. When God and good people look to the world of sin and feel the anger of the hurt we do unto each other it breaks our hearts. It is fitting that we can look to the cross his son took that can take this pain away. The promise of eternal life is just us being returned to our natural state of being. It begins by learning we need to accept Jesus as an example of how to start to live our lives on a path to find righteousness. It ends when we all find a place within us of peace, love and joy where the soul wants to live forever. It is the love of my God and the Son of God Jesus that draws me to the gospel of Christ.
Will the museum be open on 7/11?
If people question other people in over reacting to Crovid19 let me put it simple to you. The % of those me and my wife's age that die from this nasty bug is at 3.5%. That means the odds are probably greater I die from this than the odds of my Mom being abducted and murdered like she was in my youth. So please, don't mind if I decide to take extra precautions to give my children a chance at having a father or mother for as long as they can. Maybe if my sons Aaron and Adam were not only 7 and 5 years old I may be less concerned. Another real scare for me on this is like with my Mom's death, one day you could get this virus, and a month later your dead. No time for goodbyes. That being said, I am taking every moment of my time to enjoy my life and my family God has blessed me with. My family went to the San Luis Rey Mission to pray for health and my boys took it upon themselves to say their own personal prayer to God to watch over our family, our friends, community and even our nation. Prayers without works are dead... literally. I can't expect to pray for my family's health and safety and not take extra steps to make it happen. This is a wake up call to live right and be healthy. The only thing worse than getting old is dying young. I pray for all that read this to find and have health and happiness and live life blessed. May God Bless.
My beautiful mom will be joining my brother at their final resting place on your amazing grounds soon. Rip mom(Jan 20, 2020) I love you
I spent my childhood at Mission San Luis Rey. It will always be my favorite Mission. I am a California Mission Walker and have walked from the San Diego Mission to Sonoma Mission, 800 miles 21 Missions. I am currently leading groups from San Diego Mission to San Juan Capistrano Mission. Saturdays only, approximately 11 miles each day. It takes 7 days to complete this section. If you are interested in joining IM me. If this is an unexceptable post please delete.
An important part of my wellbeing is to nurture my Spiritual Being. Lookin forward to a stay at the Mission.
Simply Beautiful Mission San Luis Rey !
A Beautiful Place With Friendly Docents !
I love all of the unique nativity scenes. They remind me of the beautiful display in Greccio, Italy.
A Simply Beautiful Place !