Heritage Center Museum

Heritage Center Museum

The Royal Presidio Chapel Heritage Center is located in the Parish Offices Building located to the east of the Chapel/Cathedral. Displays include a relic of the Vizcaíno-Serra Oak, drawings and photos of the Chapel, items found during the recent archeological dig and pieces of the whale-bone sidewalk that once led to the Church.

Heritage Center Museum

Heritage Center Museum

The Royal Presidio Chapel Heritage Center is located in the Parish Offices Building located to the east of the Chapel/Cathedral. Displays include a relic of the Vizcaíno-Serra Oak, drawings and photos of the Chapel, items found during the recent archeological dig and pieces of the whale-bone sidewalk that once led to the Church.

About

San Carlos Painting

San Carlos Borromeo de Monterey was founded by Father Junipero Serra on June 3, 1770, on the shores of Monterey Bay, as the cornerstone of his Mission. A year later, Fr. Serra moved the Mission to Carmel. The church remained as a Royal Chapel for the soldiers guarding the new Spanish Presidio of Monterey. The present sandstone church was completed in 1794.

The significance of San Carlos cannot be overstated. It is the oldest continuously functioning church and the first stone building in the State of California. It is California’s first cathedral and stands for the birth of Carmel Mission and Monterey, the first capital of California.

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Parish Blog

The Reign of God...

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 15:55 -- Fr. Patrick
The Reign of God...

Fr James Martin, a popular Jesuit writer and blogger, has a theory which I find rather compelling: he says that when we become curious about a saint, perhaps buying a book about him or her or becoming moved at a homily about the holy one in question, something else is really going on. And that is? Fr Martin says what is really happening is that the saint is reaching out to us and silently (as it were) saying to our spirit "Hey! I can help you. I have been through similar trials and had feelings close to yours. Have a look into my life..."