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.

Patronato Christmas at San Xavier

Save the Date: April 23, 2017

The Patronato’s Spring Concerts at the Mission with the Arizona Repertory Singers are not to be missed!

This talented community of singers, selected by audition, that shares its tradition of choral artistry and varied performance repertoire with audiences of all ages.

Concert times are 5:30pm and 7:30pm, with a 6:30pm reception for guests from both concerts.

All proceeds from concert ticket sales will help The Patronato restore the East Tower and continue to conserve the beautiful interior of the Mission.


Need a Good Speaker?

Contact Patronato if members of your service club, senior center, or housing association would be interested in hearing a good story from one one of our docents, board members or staff. We can provide your organization with an expert speaker who can bring to life, the Mission, its history, and the current interior and exterior renovation and preservation. Click here for details.

New Generation of Conservators

During the first comprehensive preservation of the interior of the Mission 20 years ago, conservator Tim Lewis learned the skills of art conservation from a team imported from Italy. Now he and wife, Matilde Rubio, are training two new apprentices from the Nation—Terrence Encinas and Susie Moreno—thanks to funding from the Tohono O’odham Nation and the Marshall Foundation. Read more

(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