Catholic Youth Parramatta

Santa Anna to San Ignacio


From Santa Anna Mission we travelled to San Ignacio Mini. In 1610, two Jesuit priests, Jose Cataldino and Simon Masceta founded this community as one of the 30 guarani (native) settlements in the area. Amazingly, they established and administered a 78 hectare site which accommodated up to 5000. The planning and vision was extraordinary and San Ignacio was one of the most outstanding Jesuit missions of those times.

Walking through the 'restored' ruins, you could not help but get a sense of what it was like then. The spirit is still alive in this place!



Posted by wyd2013 at 10:39 PM

Tags: Santa Anna   San Ignacio   Mini

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