Our History

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Come see our 58 original murals painted by Brother Joseph Carignano, an untrained artist who worked as a cook in 1893.

The St. Ignatius Mission is a landmark Roman Catholic mission founded at its present location, St. Ignatius, Montana, in 1854 by Father Pierre-Jean De Smet and Father Adrian Hoecken. The current mission church was built between 1891 and 1893, and listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1973. 

Letter from Father Hightower

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To my brothers and sisters,

My name is Father Hightower…