The name of mymission is Mission San Jose.
The founding father of mymission was Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen. Mission San Jose is located in Freemont, California. Theclosest large cities are San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland. The missionopened on June 11, 1797. Father Francisco de Lasuen sailed along the east sideof the San Francisco bay until he found a good place to land. He erected across and celebrated Mass in honor of Saint Joseph. That’s how he foundedMission San Jose. TheSpanish picked the location of this mission because they wanted to rule thatpart of America.
The Spanish wanted the mission to help develop California’sland. The Ohlone Indian tribes were local to Mission San Jose. When they movedinto the Mission, they were baptized as Christians and later became part of theSpanish people. Severaldifferent languages were spoken at Mission San Jose. Mass was delivered in Latinand everyday languages spoken were Spanish and Costanon, the native language ofthe Ohlone Indians.
Rituals and celebrations at the mission were Mass, baptisms,conformations, and funerals. A typical day at the mission started when everyonewoke up and went to church to pray. After breakfast everyone went to work and afterlunch 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 startand stop their daily activities. The types of people who lived at the MissionSan Jose were Priests, Spanish settlers, and the local Native Americans, aswell as visitors from all over the world. MissionSan Jose never really closed, but it was secularized in 1836 and its church andother buildings were destroyed by an earthquake in 1868. The church was rebuiltin 1985. Mission San Jose stopped converting Indians to Christianity 1834 whenthe Act of Secularization was passed. That meant Ohlone Indians could leave whenthey wanted.
Some Indians went back to their village or they went to a ranch towork. Others stayed at the Mission because they had nowhere else to go. In conclusion, thefounding father of Mission San Jose was Father FerminFrancisco de Lasuen. The Ohlone Indians were local to the area. Some members ofthe Ohlone tribe moved into the mission and were baptized as Christians. Thepeople who lived at Mission San Jose were the local Native Americans, as wellas priests, Spanish settlers, and visitors from all over the world. Several differentlanguages were spoken including Latin, Spanish and Costanon, the nativelanguage of the Ohlone Indians.
The Act of Secularization was passed in 1834and the Spanish stopped converting the Indians to Christianity. That meantOhlone Indians could leave when they wanted. Ithink Mission San Jose was important to California’s history because they weretrying to teach people about God. Mission San Jose affected the Ohlone tribe bymaking them Christians if they lived on the mission. Mission San Jose affectedthe Spanish living there when The Act of Secularization was passed. Everything Ilearned was new and interesting because I didn’t even know this Mission existeduntil now! I do not have any questions about my mission that need to beanswered.