There is a wealth of information available for those interested in the missions of northern Sonora and southern Arizona.  Below are some links and suggested readings.




  • Eckhart, George B. and James S. Griffith, 1975.  “Temples in the Wilderness: the Spanish Churches of Northern Sonora: Their Architecture, Their Past and Present Appearance, and How to Reach Them.” Monograph No. 3 of the Arizona Historical Society, Tucson.
  • Griffith, James S., 1992.  Beliefs and Holy Places: A Spiritual Geography of the Pimería Alta. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.
  • Griffith, James S., and Francisco Javier Manzo Taylor, 2007.  The Face of Christ in Sonora/El Rostro del Señor en Sonora. Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers.
  • Officer, James E., Mardith Schuetz-Miller, and Bernard Fontana, editors, 1996.  The Pimería Alta: Missions and More. Tucson: The Southwestern Mission Research Center.
  • Simmons, Marc, 1991.  “Santiago: Reality and Myth.” In Simmons, Marc, Donna Pierce, and Joan Myers: Santiago: Saint of Two Worlds, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.