Pastor’s Message

Fr. Russell BrownDear Friends of Old Mission San Luis Obispo,

Thank you for taking the time to visit our Website. My name is Fr. Russell Brown, 47th Pastor of the Mission at San Luis Obispo since its founding by Fr. Junipero Serra in 1772. Perhaps you have been a recent visitor to the Old Mission, or soon will be. The Mission, located in the heart of San Luis Obispo has been attracting travelers, pilgrims and tourist for more than two centuries.

 One thing you will notice is that we are not a State Park, and we do not charge admission. The Mission remains the heart of a living faith community, a historic treasure, and an icon to the entire California central coast region. We depend entirely on the generosity of our parishioners, guests, and visitors to maintain the mission buildings and grounds.

 We hope you enjoy your visit.

 Rev. Russell Brown

 Photo by KinFoto