Our final stop was the Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia. Referred to in their literature as the "King of the Missions." First, I was shocked to learn that there was a mission in Oceanside. Then as we drove up, was surprised to see how large it was. It really is a beautiful, well-restored mission.
The Mission was founded in 1798 by Fr. Fermin Lasuen (patron of the Franciscans). This Mission was18th in the chain of all Missions & was named after the King Louis IX of France.
|Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Oceanside|