Mission San Francisco de la Espada
Mission San Francisco de la Espada is the smallest and oldest of the San Antonio missions having begun in East Texas in 1691 before moving to San Antonio in 1731. At its peak the mission was occupied by over 100 Indian converts who manufactured bricks, ran a ranch with 1000 head of cattle, and learned textile skills. Today many visitors come to the mission to pray before the crucifix containing the relic of Saint John Paul II.
Visit the Mission San Francisco de la Espada Catholic Church website for mass times and other information.