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Shell symbol on the architecture of the San Xavier del Bac Mission

The shell, a symbol of pilgrimage after the patron saint of Spain, Santiago or James the Greater, is replicated all through the structure of San Xavier del Bac's Mission - in window treatments, the sanctuary, the facade and other details within the interior.

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