Volume 4: Outside United States
Mexico: MX-7

La Iglesia Católica. Arquidiócesis de Monterrey. Archivo
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Monterrey. Archives
Apartado 7, Zuazua 1100 Sur
C.P. 64000 Monterrey, Nuevo León, México

Teléfono: 81 1158 2450


Horario: See website


History: The Diocese of Nuevo León was erected from territory of the Diocese of Michoacán, 1777. Thereafter, Nuevo León was renamed the Diocese of Linares, which was elevated and renamed the Archdiocese of Monterey. Monterey and its predecessors administered these Native American missions in present-day Louisiana and Texas:

1690-1692 (closed)

Santísimo Nombre de María Mission (Caddo), Augusta, Texas

1690-1794 (closed) (Monterey, 1777-1794)

San Francisco de la Espada/ San Francisco de los Neches/ Nuestro Padre San Francisco de los Tejas/ San Francisco de los Tejas Mission (Caddo, Coahuiltecan), San Antonio/ Austin/ Alto/ Bowles Creek/ Augusta, Texas

1700-1793 (secularized) (Monterey, 1777-1793)

San Antonio de Valero [El Alamo]/ San José/ San Francisco Solano/ San Ildefonso/ San Bernardo Mission (Coahuiltecan), San Antonio, Texas/ Guerrero, Coahuila, Mexico

1716-1719 (closed) (Monterey, 1777)

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches Mission (Caddo), Nacogdoches, Texas

1716-1794 (closed) (Monterey, 1777-1794)

Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hainais Mission (Caddo, Coahuiltecan), San Antonio/ Douglas, Texas

1716-1794 (no longer Native) (Monterey, 1777-1794)

San Juan Capistrano/ San José de los Nazonis Mission (Caddo, Coahuiltecan, Mestizos), San Antonio/ Austin/ Cushing, Texas

1717-1773 (closed) (Monterey, 1777)

Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de los Ais Mission (Caddo), San Augustine, Texas

1717-1773 (closed) (Monterey, 1777)

San Miguel de Linares de los Adaes Mission (Caddo), Robeline, Louisiana

1720-1824 (closed) (Monterey, 1777-1824)

San José y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission (Apache, Caddo, Coahuiltecan, Karankawa) San Antonio, Texas

1721-1773 (closed) (Monterey, 1777)

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de los Nacogdoches Mission (Caddo), Nacogdoches, Texas

1722-1830 (closed) (Monterey, 1777-1830)

Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga [La Bahía] Mission (Karankawa), Mission Valley/Matagorda Bay, Texas

1722-1726 (closed) (Monterey, 1777)

San Francisco Xavier de Náxara Mission (Coahuiltecan), San Antonio, Texas

1731-1819, 1731-1819 (no longer Native) (Monterey, 1777-1819)

Purísima Concepción/ Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña/ Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hainais Mission (Coahuiltecan, Mestizos), San Antonio/ Douglas, Texas

1748-1756 (closed) (Monterey, 1777)

San Francisco Xavier de Horcasitas Mission (Caddo, Coahuiltecan, Tonkawa), Rockdale, Texas

1748-1756 (closed) (Monterey, 1777)

San Ildefonso Mission (Caddo, Tonkawa), Rockdale, Texas

1749-1755 (closed) (Monterey, 1777-1839)

Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria Mission (Caddo, Karankawa, Tonkawa), Rockdale, Texas

1754-1781, 1789-1807 (closed) (Monterey, 1777-1807)

Nuestra Señora del Rosario Mission (Karankawa), Goliad County, Texas

1756-1772 (closed)

Nuestra Señora de la Luz [El Orcoquisac] Mission (Karankawa), Wallisville, Texas

1756-1758 (closed)

San Francisco Xavier Mission (Coahuiltecan, Karankawa, Tonkawa), Guadalupe River, New Braunfels, Texas


San Agustín de Ahumada Presidio (Karankawa), Lower Neches and Trinity Rivers, Texas

1757-1758 (closed)

San Saba de la Santa Cruz Mission (Apache), Menard, Texas

1762-1770 (closed)

San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz Mission (Apache), Camp Wood, Texas

1762-1771 (closed)

Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria del Cañón Mission (Apache), Montell, Texas

1793-1830 (closed) (Monterey, 1793-1830)

Nuestra Señora del Refugio Mission (Karankawa), Refugio/ Mosquito Creek/ Long Mott, Texas


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States: Unknown.


Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.