Jan. 17, 2023

Ep. 66 After 225 Years, Learn Why Mission San Luis Rey is King of the Missions

Ep. 66 After 225 Years, Learn Why Mission San Luis Rey is King of the Missions

Mission San Luis Rey will be celebrating its 225th anniversary this year. Gwyn Grimes shares the Mission’s best stories - from its history to the gift shop!   Join us for an in-depth conversation about Mission San Luis Rey, the largest of...


Mission San Luis Rey will be celebrating its 225th anniversary this year. Gwyn Grimes shares the Mission’s best stories - from its history to the gift shop!  

Join us for an in-depth conversation about Mission San Luis Rey, the largest of California’s missions.  From its rich history to its vibrant daily activities, the Mission is an active and truly beautiful place to be. Host to tours, schools, weddings, retreats and so much more, it’s a destination for over fifty thousand visitors a year, and with good reason.

Executive Director Gwyn Grimes takes listeners on a journey - from its earliest settlement, through its history to the present day – and the plans for its 225th anniversary, including the ringing of the clocktower bells, a treat reserved for only the most special occasions. After listening, you’ll understand why “People come here for many reasons, but they all leave having been touched by being here”.

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Gwyn Grimes

Executive Director

I've been at Mission San Luis Rey for 12 years. I started as the Director of Finance and took over the Executive Director position in January 2019. My career started out working for many years in medical manufacturing in various accounting positions. When I was blessed to be able to take time from working full-time outside of the home to be a full-time parent I was able to volunteer in several organizations. Working in the non-profit sector became my passion. It has been a joy to be part of the Mission history.