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.

ong-time Mission conservators Matilde Rubio and Tim Lewis

Life-sized La Immaculada statue restored for the 1st time in more than 200 years

The circa-1790 La Inmaculada statue displayed in a niche above the altar in the sanctuary at Mission San Xavier del Bac has been completely restored and preserved for the first time in more than 200 years. A $10,000 grant from the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson to Patronato San Xavier helped fund the project.

The four-month process included removal, restoration, preservation, blessing and return of statue of Mary to her niche above the altar. Photo by Jeff Landers, JLImages.com

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Barbara Peck

Barbara Peck is New President

Public relations consultant Barbara Peck is the new President of the Patronato San Xavier Board of Directors. Michael R. Urman of DeConcini McConald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C. is Vice President; Rick Buchanan, a retired Sundt Corporation executive is Secretary; and Fred Frelinghuysen, a retired businessman and investor is treasurer. Click here for details.


Interested in Being a Docent?

Our docents are community volunteers trained in the history, architecture, and culture of the San Xavier Mission and its surroundings. Members of the Patronato San Xavier Docent Team will explain the 6-session Docent Training Program at an introductory meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the St. Clare Room at Mission San Xavier del Bac. Click here for more information.

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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