Old Catholic missions and modern LDS temples are touchstones for travelers

The old Catholic missions along the California coast are as lovely as astring of pearls. Early Franciscan missionaries built them “one day’s walk apart” from each other. That way, weary and hungry missionaries could find food and warmth after a long day’s journey on foot.

Today, in a kind of poetic convergence, temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are also laid out along the California coast as well.

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