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What work was done at mission San Rafael Arangel?
For many years, Mission San Francisco de Asis had been plagued by the consequences of the damp and foggy weather which dominated the area. The Indians, especially after being… exposed to a number of diseases, were inclined to waste away as the unfavorable weather retarded their recovery. Mission San Rafael, second most northerly on the El Camino Real and second to the last to be founded, began its existence as an "assistencia", or helper mission to Mission Dolores in San Francisco. Mission Dolores had the highest death rate of any mission at that time. It was believed that the dryer climate of the North Bay would be a better place for sick people. Finding a suitable spot was not an easy task, as the spiritual welfare of the Indians at Mission Dolores was also a cause for concern. Many Indians who came to Mission Dolores from Marin only to return home ill, had died without benifit of the sacraments. Finally, the Father Prefect, Sarría, was offered a plan for moving the weaker and more unhealthy neophytes to the warmer hill climate on the sunny north side of the bay. At first, Fr. Sarría did not feel that his charges would be able to withstand the temptation of the pagan rancherias, many of which were located In the wilderness of the northern bayside region, and he was inclined to delay his decision. However, when Fr. Luis Gil volunteered to preside over the proposed hospital asistencia in present day Marin County, the father prefect gave his ready approval, for Fr. Gil was versed in medical science.
Father Vicente De Sarria founded mission San Rafael Arcangel ----
cattle and sheep
yes mission san rafael had a fountain.
they grew crops, raised livestock, prayed, cleaned the padres' rooms ( priests ) , cooked, built the mission and their own village ( if they didn't live inside the mission bui…lding ) , sew and make clothing, etc
San Rafael Arcangel was built in 1817.
The padre at Mission San Rafael had the job of watching the people and ringing a bell when it was time to eat, work, sleep, etc.
From the Saint. Spanish missions ( which were run by the Franciscan Friars and Padres- naturally were church-oriented- so are most ( if only in name) of the major cities in Ca…lifornia- from North ( San Francisco) to South ( Ciudad de Los Angeles- or is it Angeles perdidas ( lost angels- divvils, don"t you know) Most Spanish-Colonized cities ( and look at Santa Fe- lit- Holy Faith (yeah, living steel!) well literally under the Cross- , ATSF railway had a cruciform trade-mark!San Rafael expedition of l927- that"s something else- Follow the ships that call not back! It has never been as popular as, say the Titanic or even the Electra Project- both of which ended tragically Dig in to San Rafael!
by the Indians
Mission San Rafael was build as a hospital for the Mission San Francisco de Asis
By Saint Raphael, the father of healing
it closed because of secularization
All I know is that they at least grew pears.
One assumes you mean the California Mission station- it was founded by the Franciscan Padres (fathers) and largely staffed by these churchmen- who did much to essentially sett…le California- note the fact many towns are named after saints- and the Big One- yes the City of the Angels- some lost ones flapping about, unfortunately!
I would imagine there were farm animals to keep the community supplied with food and clothing. In a sense a churchy Collective Farm. The missions went way beyond what we would… think of as a parsonage, and were really self-contained community centers- which indeed dotted the map of California and developed in many cases,- such as the two end terminals- San Francisco and Los Angeles- Major cities. Almost all, as Church habit would have it- named after saints.
Yes, Mission San Rafael Arcangel has a cemetery. The original cemetery was built in the 1820s, and many Indians were buried there. The church and cemetery were later removed a…nd built over. A cemetery currently exists in the north section of the town, called Mt. Olivet Cemetery.