Mission San Gabriel Arcangel was founded as part of the effort by the Spanish to settle the territory known as Alta California. The purpose of the mission was to build a community of Christian men and women who would be loyal to the Spanish Crown. An important objective, particularly for the missionaries, was to covert the natives to the Catholic faith.
Today San Gabriel is a parish church located in the town of San Gabriel, California. The specific location and other information is on our website.