Our Mission

Patronato San Xavier is a nonsectarian, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Southern Arizona community leaders in 1978.  The Patronato’s only purpose is to promote the restoration, maintenance and preservation of Mission San Xavier del Bac, a National Historic Landmark near Tucson, Arizona.

Photo by Chuck Albanese

Favorite Visitor Photo

Photo taken by Chuck Albanese on December 9, 2014  with iPhone 6, 4.15mm f/2.2

Would you like to see your photo featured on our website and social media? Submit your best picture of the San Xavier Mission on our Flickr Group. Our photo editor will review submissions and select the best of the best to feature as our “Favorite Visitor Photo”.

White Dove Campaign

Saving the East Tower

A major project remains, which is the restoration of San Xavier Mission’s East Tower. Restoring this tower will help preserve the structural integrity of the building and further enhance its beauty. In the centuries since the Mission was built, cracking in the East Tower’s exterior has allowed water to migrate behind the stucco and wick into the interior adobe brick.


Interested in Leading Mission Tours?

The 2015 introductory meeting for the Docent Training Program is Wednesday, October 14th at 10 a.m. in the St. Clair Room at the Mission. Please join us if you are interested in learning more about the program. Click here for more information about the meeting.

2015 newsletter cover

What’s Happening

(Main header image) View from the Retablo Mayor (Main Altar) and Chancel, looking out toward the Crossing, East and West Transepts,
Nave and Choir Loft in the rear of the Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, AZ © 2003 Edward McCain