The Patronato Blog

Architect Site Report 7.8.14

July 8th, 2014 report to Patronato San Xavier by Project Architect Bob Vint. Vint’s report updates the condition of the church after Tucson’s recent earthquake.  He researches news reports and other sources about previous seismic activity in our area, including extensive photographs, source material and  documentary photos of San Xavier...

2014 Founders Circle Ceremony at San Xavier

  In a ceremony this spring in San Xavier’s courtyard, the Patronato San Xavier inducted the inaugural members of its Founders Circle, established to recognize the contributions of former members who exemplify the spirit, passion and devotion of the Patronato’s early founders. Among those included in the 2014 Founders Circle...

Rick Buchanan Joins Patronato’s Board of Directors

Rick Buchanan, retired executive from Sundt Construction, joined the board of Patronato San Xavier this past May.  An Arizona native and longtime Tucson resident, he has more than 40 years experience in construction, historic renovation and project management. He began his career in the mid 1970s in the homebuilding industry,...

Emergency Repairs Continue on San Xavier East Tower

Repairs to stabilize Mission San Xavier’s East Tower continue on this week (June 23, 2014) as contractor Morales Restoration & Builders (MRB) works on the tower’s crumbling exterior.  MRB built a scaffolding cage in front of the tower prior to the Easter weekend to protect visitors and parishioners, after an...