The mission churches in California are among the notable places to visit as it reminds us of California's historic past. On my visit to Silicon Valley, I was fortunate to visit and attend mass at the Santa Clara Mission Church.
The centuries old mission church is located inside the Jesuit-run Santa Clara University. The church was constructed in an eloquent mission style architecture which is well preserved to this day.
|The facade of Santa Clara Mission Church|
The scenes inside the church is not strange as it is very similar to the scenes in old churches in the Philippines.
|The magnificent altar.|
|The ornate chandeliers|
|Me posing in front of the church.|
In the church's piazza, there is a huge cross, part of which is a relic of the true cross. Inside the church, they also display the relic of San Junipero Serra, the purveyor of Catholic faith in Hispanic America.