San Antonio (TX) Catholic Roots

In this week’s spiritual pilgrimage, come along with Angela Sealana on a journey through San Antonio’s Catholic roots, beginning at the site of the first Catholic Mass along the San Antonio river! To help guide us on our spiritual pilgrimage is Hon. Rebecca Simmons, Executive Director for El Camino de San Antonio Missions and Los Misiones.

During our journey, you will:

  • Learn about the history of San Antonio’s Catholic roots
  • Travel spiritually to some of the associated destinations
  • And learn about opportunities for us to continue appreciating these deep roots today

Featured Image of Padre Damian Massanet’s Table by Roland Briseno captured from The Historical Marker Database website.

We are so grateful to this month’s sponsor, Michelle Macias, who made this podcast episode possible.

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Guest Information

Rebecca Simmons is a former judge, law school adjunct professor and trial attorney who felt called to a different type of service with the Archdiocese of San Antonio. She is the Director of El Camino de San Antonio Missions, a program of the Archdiocese that encourages and facilitates pilgrimages to the San Antonio Missions.  Rebecca has been captivated by the sacred space of the Missions for many years leading parish, and youth pilgrimages for over a decade. Rebecca also serves as Director of Las Misiones, and the Advisory Board of Caritas Legal Services.  She is a recipient of the Archdiocese Lumen Gentium award and a tireless volunteer at our Lady of Grace parish where she has been a religious education teacher for over 20 years.


Jewel for the Journey:

“Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.” – St. Anthony de Padua

Get More Out of Your Journey with These Resources:

The San Antonio Missions:

Where Are the San Antonio Missions?

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