The good place to land. He erected a cross

The name of my
mission is Mission San Jose. The founding father of my
mission was Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen. Mission San Jose is located in Freemont, California. The
closest large cities are San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland. The mission
opened on June 11, 1797. Father Francisco de Lasuen sailed along the east side
of the San Francisco bay until he found a good place to land. He erected a
cross and celebrated Mass in honor of Saint Joseph. That’s how he founded
Mission San Jose.

 

The
Spanish picked the location of this mission because they wanted to rule that
part of America. The Spanish wanted the mission to help develop California’s
land. The Ohlone Indian tribes were local to Mission San Jose. When they moved
into the Mission, they were baptized as Christians and later became part of the
Spanish people.

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Several
different languages were spoken at Mission San Jose. Mass was delivered in Latin
and everyday languages spoken were Spanish and Costanon, the native language of
the Ohlone Indians. Rituals and celebrations at the mission were Mass, baptisms,
conformations, and funerals. A typical day at the mission started when everyone
woke up and went to church to pray. After breakfast everyone went to work and after
lunch everyone took a Siesta, which means “to nap”. When they woke up prayers,
bible lessons and devotions took place. The bells told everyone when to start
and stop their daily activities. The types of people who lived at the Mission
San Jose were Priests, Spanish settlers, and the local Native Americans, as
well as visitors from all over the world.

 

Mission
San Jose never really closed, but it was secularized in 1836 and its church and
other buildings were destroyed by an earthquake in 1868. The church was rebuilt
in 1985. Mission San Jose stopped converting Indians to Christianity 1834 when
the Act of Secularization was passed. That meant Ohlone Indians could leave when
they wanted. Some Indians went back to their village or they went to a ranch to
work. Others stayed at the Mission because they had nowhere else to go.   

In conclusion, the
founding father of Mission San Jose was Father Fermin
Francisco de Lasuen. The Ohlone Indians were local to the area. Some members of
the Ohlone tribe moved into the mission and were baptized as Christians. The
people who lived at Mission San Jose were the local Native Americans, as well
as priests, Spanish settlers, and visitors from all over the world. Several different
languages were spoken including Latin, Spanish and Costanon, the native
language of the Ohlone Indians. The Act of Secularization was passed in 1834
and the Spanish stopped converting the Indians to Christianity. That meant
Ohlone Indians could leave when they wanted.

 

I
think Mission San Jose was important to California’s history because they were
trying to teach people about God. Mission San Jose affected the Ohlone tribe by
making them Christians if they lived on the mission. Mission San Jose affected
the Spanish living there when The Act of Secularization was passed. Everything I
learned was new and interesting because I didn’t even know this Mission existed
until now! I do not have any questions about my mission that need to be
answered.