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San Rafael in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Mission San Rafael Arcangel

 
 
Mission San Rafael Arcangel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, May 2, 2022
1. Mission San Rafael Arcangel Marker
Inscription.  La Misión de Gloriosísimo Principe, the twentieth in the California chain of missions. Founded by Fray Vicente de Sarría, December 14, 1817. It was named for the Archangel Raphael – “God’s healing messenger.”

Weekday Masses 6:30am & 8:30am
Saturday 8:30am, 5:00pm – vigil
Sacrament of Penance 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Weekend Masses
English 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am • Vietnamese 9:00am • Spanish 12noon, 7:00pm • Portuguese 7:30pm • Haitian: 4th Sunday, 6:00pm
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 14, 1817.
 
Location. 37° 58.454′ N, 122° 31.67′ W. Marker is in San Rafael, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Fifth Avenue, on the right when traveling west. The marker is in front of the replica mission building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1104 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael CA 94901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marin (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Mission San Rafael Arcangel
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(within shouting distance of this marker); James M. Donahue Ferry Bell (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gate House (about 600 feet away); Falkirk Community Cultural Center (approx. ¼ mile away); The Belrose Theater (approx. ¼ mile away); How San Rafael Got Its Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Bradford House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Rafael.
 
Also see . . .
1. California Missions: Keeping the Past Present.
"The ruins of this mission were fully removed in 1870 and a modern church erected on the site. The small replica mission chapel you see today was built in 1949 and is part of the Parish of St. Rafael of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco."
(Submitted on August 20, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 

2. History of Mission San Rafael Arcángel.
"Mission San Rafael was the first mission to be secularized and by 1861 the buildings had fallen into disrepair and eventually razed in 1870. In 1909 the Native Sons of the Golden West erected a bell and
Mission Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, May 2, 2022
2. Mission Building and Marker
sign on the original site of the mission and in 1940, with a grant from the Hearst Foundation, a replica of the original 1818 structure was erected."
(Submitted on August 20, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
El Camino Real Bell at the Mission image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, May 2, 2022
3. El Camino Real Bell at the Mission
Plaque on the pole:
Erected 1910 by Mount Tamalpais Parlor No. 64
N.S.G.W. San Rafael
Saint Raphael's Church to the left of the Mission Chapel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, May 2, 2022
4. Saint Raphael's Church to the left of the Mission Chapel
Relief Above the Church Doors image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, May 2, 2022
5. Relief Above the Church Doors
Mission San Rafael Arcangel
Founded Anno Domini 1817
By Fathers Sarría, Abella, Toboada, Duran
Mission San Rafael Arcangel Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, May 2, 2022
6. Mission San Rafael Arcangel Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 20, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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