Thursday, February 23, 2012
We spent a lot of time at the Ventura Pier on our trip to California. There is nothing quite so peaceful or powerful as the ocean. We loved watching the surfers and the fishermen. The pier was built in 1872 and is the longest wooden structure in California.
We also drove downtown to see the San Buenaventura Mission. I love anything to do with religion and architecture and the history of it all. There was a latin mass going on when we arrived, so we didn't get to tour the inside of the church, other than to walk through it.
(Motto of Fray Junipero Serra)
Guided by the Holy Spirit, Mission San Buenaventura is a parish rich in Catholic heritage called to "go forward" in worship to spread God's Word through compassionate service. Acknowledging diversity in cultures, life experiences and individual talents, we commit ourselves to building unity in our community of faith.