San Antonio Paduano del Oquitoa

Oquitoa is the only church still in use that has the flat-roofed, long hall characteristic of Jesuit construction.

At first Oquitoa was a visita of Caborca, but by the 1730s it became a visita of Tubutama. Indians from Oquitoa were said to be responsible for attacking Caborca in 1695 and martyring the Jesuit priest Francisco Saeta. Its chapel was under construction by 1730. Under the Franciscan missionary Fr. Francisco Moyano Oquitoa became a cabecera after the principal residence was transferred from Átil.

Upcoming SMRC Mission Tours

Retrace the steps of Father Kino and the missionaries who followed him. You’ll be guided by scholars and enthusiasts who know and love the region and volunteer their time to share it with others.