Spanish missions in Mexico

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Convento de San Agustín de Yuriria.

The Spanish missions in Mexico are a series of religious outposts established by Spanish Catholic Franciscans, Jesuits, Augustinians, and Dominicans to spread the Christian doctrine among the local natives. Since 1493, the Kingdom of Spain had maintained a number of missions throughout Nueva España (New Spain, consisting of what is today Mexico and what is today the Southwestern United States) in order to facilitate colonization of these lands. In 1533, at the request of Hernán Cortés, Carlos V sent the first Franciscan monks with orders to establish a series of installations throughout the country.

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  1. ^ "Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert". Parentseyes.arizona.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert". Parentseyes.arizona.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  3. ^ "Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert". Parentseyes.arizona.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
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  5. ^ "SAN JUAN BAUTISTA | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)". Tshaonline.org. 1922-09-16. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
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  7. ^ "SAN JUAN BAUTISTA | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)". Tshaonline.org. 1922-09-16. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  8. ^ "Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert". Parentseyes.arizona.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  9. ^ "Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert". Parentseyes.arizona.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  10. ^ "Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert". Parentseyes.arizona.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 

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