Patron saint: St. Louis, King of France.. California Mission Model Kit SAN LUIS REY DE FRANCIA Brand: CM School Supply. This eighteenth mission quickly became the most prosperous of the California missions. Requires only Glue and Water Base Paints For School Projects and/or Fun Educational Purposes!
Named for King Louis IX, King of France from the age of twelve. San Luis Rey de Francia was founded on June 13, 1798. The mission is named for Louis IX, King of France (1215-1270). San Luis Rey’s stately church and long corridor with 32 Roman arches spanning the front of the convento, has been carefully restored. Octagonal chapel inside church. Location: 4050 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92057 Date founded: June 13, 1798.

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia was founded 13 June 1798 (18 th in order) by Padre Fermin Francisco de Lasuén.

It was the 18th of California’s 21 missions. Fermín de Lasuén.. The Mission San Luis Rey de Francia is the 18th mission founded in California. Mission San Luis Rey de Francia was the eighteenth one built in California, founded June 13, 1798, and was the last California mission founded by Father Fermin Lasuen. 3.3 out of 5 stars 8 ratings. San Luis Rey de Francia (Mission San Luis Rey) is a former Spanish mission in Oceanside, California. The mission has a modern museum and many unique attractions. Mission San Luis Rey de Francia (Louis IX, King of France 1215-70, canonized in 1290 for his crusades to Egypt and the Holy Land) A brief history. Because of its large size the mission has been nicknamed “King of the Missions.” The Indian name for the mission location was Tacayme. The mission was named after Louis IX, a king of France during the 1200s. Founder: Fr. Erected between 1811 and 1815, the present church is the third one constructed at the site. It was founded on June 13, 1798 by Father-President Lasuén. It was named for Louis, King of France (Mission San Luis Rey de Francia). Features: Large adobe and ladrillo (brick) church and bell tower with blue cupola. It was the 18th of California’s 21 missions. Founded in 1798, San Luis Rey de Francia Mission is in the sheltered valley just east of Oceanside. Native peoples: Kumeyaay (Diegueño), Quechnajuichom (Luiseño).. Goods produced: Wheat, barley, corn, beans.. At the time of its completion, the church was the largest building in Northern California.