La Misión de Corpus Christi de San Antonio de la Ysleta del Sur
Although the Spanish Crown claimed possession of the modern-day US borderlands, it was not able to send many settlers to the region. As a result, the priests and missionaries stationed there often took on both religious and government responsibilities. They became the spiritual, political, and economic overseers of the local indigenous populations. The missionaries sometimes physically moved these peoples so that they could more easily supervise, teach, and extract labor from them. This church, the La Misión de Corpus Christi de San Antonio de la Ysleta del Sur, was established in 1744 to convert the Tigua peoples to Christianity. Local disasters have required significant renovations to the original buildings. It belongs to the El Paso Mission Trail.
"Ysleta Del Sur Church." 2009. Wikipedia. June 25, 2021.
Annotated by Brittany Erwin