History of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Travel Down the Mission Trail
Enduring Mission Legacy
Spiritual Heritage  
Ysleta Mission  
Socorro Mission  
San Elizario Presidial Chapel  
Our Lady of Guadalupe  
San Lorenzo Mission  
Senecú Mission  
Scholars' Bookshelf
Missions Bibliography
Ysleta Bibliography
Roster of El Paso Area Tribal Leaders
Native American Water Use Chronology
Tigua Military History
Early Accounts & Bibliography
Tigua Participation at Texas State Fair
Travel Links & More
Ysleta Land Grant Chronology
Acknowledgments / Resources
Enduring Mission Legacy

Enduring Mission Legacy

The El Paso Missions and the San Elizario Presidial Chapel are living churches and not quaint, historic relics. They are integral to the spiritual and social life of the region. Thid enduring, spiritual legacy is celebrated in daily masses, Christmas and Easter observances, fiestas (feast days), baptisms, weddings, confirmations and other religious activities. The term, "mission", testifies to the deep commitment of community service.

El Paso Mission Trail Association

Special mission tours for adult and school groups are available from the El Paso Mission Trail Association (915/534-0630). This non-profit organization was created in 1986 to promote education, preservation and heritage of the Mission Valley. For information call 1-800-351-6024, or 915/534-0677.


"The First Thanksgiving"
Courtesy of the artist José Cisneros

Heritage Travel Links

For travel tips and basic information on El Paso's missions, historic sites, museums, travel, tours, schedules and lodging - see this website: Links & More.

Mission Web Links

Visit website sources on the missions of the El Paso region: El Paso Catholic Diocese, El Paso Community College and El Paso County.


Student and Scholar Advisory

Student and scholars may visit the Mission Bibliography posted on this site. For historical and cultural information on the Tigua Indians of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo - see the content pages posted on this site, including the Scholars' Bookshelf, and the Tigua Bibliography and Ysleta Land Grant Chronology.