San Antonio Padua, founded in 1771, was restored in stages during the 20th century. In the years 1903-1908, the Landmarks Club raised funds to restore the historic 1813 church. Between 1948 and 1952, the mission’s traditional quadrangle was rebuilt, largely with funds supplied by William Randolph Hearst and the Franciscans, who made this a retreat center.
The extensive restoration and unspoiled setting of San Antonio de Padua makes this one of the most picturesque missions in California.This is a consecrated Roman Catholic Church where religious services are held each week for area residents and visitors. A retreat center is open to all denominations throughout the year.