Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Doágibubig

Near the headwaters of the San Miguel River Jesuit Fathers Eusebio Francisco Kino and José Aguilar established a mission at the O'odham village of Doágibubig on March 15, 1687. They gave it the name Nuestra Señora de los Remedios de Doágibubig. All of its long name, with the possible exception of Remedios, has long since been forgotten. Father Kino started a church there in 1795 and it was complete enough to begin using it on September 15, 1698 when he installed a statue of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios. Construction continued over the next several years. Fortifications were added in 1701 and it was finally completed at the end of 1703 and dedicated on January 15 and 16, 1704. Remedios never had a resident missionary and it declined rapidly after Father Kino´s death. By 1730 the church was falling into ruins and there were only ten families living in the village. When Father Keller was established at Suamca, Remedios became its visita. Shortly after that the church was abandoned. The village itself was finally abandoned in 1744 and the population moved to Cocóspera.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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