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Bodega in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Saint Teresa of Avila Church

 
 
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By Henry M Kohnen, October 18, 2014
1. Saint Teresa of Avila Church Marker
Inscription. Constructed of redwood in 1859 by New England ship's carpenters on land donated by Jasper O'Farrell, the church has served this coastal community continuously for over a century. Father Louis Rossi was appointed pastor on March 8, 1860, and Archbishop Alemany dedicated the church on June 2, 1861.
 
Erected 1968 by State Dept. of Parks & Recreation in cooperation with the Roman Catholic Church. (Marker Number 820.)
 
Location. 38° 20.762′ N, 122° 58.335′ W. Marker is in Bodega, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is on Bodega Highway 0.2 miles west of Bodega Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on a planter facing the highway between the two ramps entering the church parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17242 Bodega Hwy, Bodega, CA, Bodega CA 94922, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potter School Est. 1873 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bodega Bay (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Watson School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Running Fence (approx. 2 miles away); Christo’s Running Fence
Saint Teresa of Avila Church image. Click for full size.
By Henry M Kohnen, October 18, 2014
2. Saint Teresa of Avila Church
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Freestone House (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Children's Bell Tower (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bodega Bay and Harbor (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bodega.
 
Also see . . .  St. Teresa of Avila Church, Bodega. Joint website of St. Philip's (Occidental) and St. Teresa (Bodega), giving the history of the St. Teresa of Avila Church: "...Ansel Adams made Saint Teresa of Avila the subject of his black and white photograph in 1953 “Church and Road”. Prints are available. Saint Teresa of Avila is located next door to the Potter School, which was the setting for the schoolhouse scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s film “The Birds”. The Church can be seen in the film. Locals tell us Hitchcock attended church services during the filming of his movie.... (Submitted on August 22, 2015.) 
 
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Saint Teresa of Avila Church image. Click for full size.
July 5, 2015
3. Saint Teresa of Avila Church
St. Teresa of Avila Church - Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Teresa of Avila image. Click for full size.
July 5, 2015
4. St. Teresa of Avila Church - Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Teresa of Avila
Who was St. Teresa? Born in Avila, Spain in 1515, St. Teresa entered the Carmelite Order at the age of 20. She initiated major reforms within the Order, which greatly influenced both men and women religious. She also wrote extensively on spiritual and mystical subjects. Saint Teresa was canonized in 1622 and was proclaimed the first woman Doctor of the Church in 1970 for her writing and teaching on prayer. Her feast day is celebrated October 15. -- St. Teresa of Avila Church website
Saint Teresa of Avila Church and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
July 5, 2015
5. Saint Teresa of Avila Church and Marker - Wide View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2014, by Henry M Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2014, by Henry M Kohnen of San Jose, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2015. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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