Peace and All Good
In the spirit of Franciscan hospitality, we invite you to:
- Explore the Mission cemetery grounds and environment.
- Discover the beauty and sacred atmosphere of the new columbarium, newly renovated mausoleum and historic cemetery.
- Learn of the Franciscans’ continuing ministry to the dead, their families and friends, and the support services available through The Historic Mausoleum.
Surrounded by 200-year-old sandstone walls, The Historic Mausoleum is situated in the center of the Old Mission’s cemetery. Since 1893, this simple structure has served as a resting place for Franciscan friars and a number of prominent citizens who were part of the early history of Santa Barbara. An extensive restoration of the building was completed in 2011 adding a columbarium with niche spaces for inurnment now available to all people of faith and good will.
To find out more about the mausoleum or pre-arrangements, please contact Br. Eric at (805) 569-5483 or by email at