Saint Francis Santo | Bullock Texas State History Museum

Saint Francis Santo | Bullock Texas State History Museum


The Santo of st. Francis that were bringing to the exhibit is a sculpture that represents a saint. It’s such a beautiful piece and it tells such a great story of the Franciscans that were here in the missions. One of the goals of early Spanish settlement was to convert the American Indian groups that they met. There were not only language barriers, but understandings of each other and how people interacted The Franciscans would have had a tough time figuring out “How are we going to communicate the gospel and the Faith to these people?” Well, one of the ways is you have something that you can show, a visual. This artifact is a great chance for us to humanize the story of what happened a missions. We’re staring at something that was absolutely held by human hands and seeing that brings the story to life.

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