Blessing of the waters, mixed rain and stream by Bishop Garcia and Rev. Scott McCarthy at the beginning of the historic Mass of Reconciliation, Mission San Juan Bautista, California...Lead by His Grace, Bishop Richard Garcia of the Monterey Diocese and Amah Mutsun Band of Costanoan/Ohlone Indians Chairperson Valentin Lopez within the chapel...Founded on June 24, 1797 by Franciscan Padre Fermín Lasuén, San Juan Bautista is the 15th established and the largest of the 21 missions in California. ..Known as "The Mission of Music", it is the only mission that has served mass daily since its founding.
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