St. James Mission

Photos courtesy Jim Morrell

The 100th anniversary of the mission church Saint James the Apostle celebration was held Sunday in Trujillo, Colo. Mass was followed by a community picnic. Since 2007, much large-scale restoration has been done in effort to retain the original character of the little adobe church. Saint James, known also as Santiago, is one of five mission churches located across southern Archuleta County, including Saint Francis, near Arboles, and Saint John in Pagosa Junction, which serve rural congregations and date from a time when areas that are today remote and less populated had substantial local economies, schools and stores.

This story was posted on August 2, 2018.