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  • Collection: The Mission (1986)

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The Mission, an original screenplay directed by Roland Joffé, was released on October 31, 1986 after debuting at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Palme d’Or. With a budget of 24.5 million dollars, it made 17.2 million dollars at the US…

Phillipp Segesser was a Swiss Jesuit missionary sent to Mexico in the eighteenth century. This excerpt was taken from a letter sent to his brother, Ulrich Franz Joseph Segesser, in 1732. The letter, in which Father Segesser writes about his journey…

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This monstrance was made in sixteenth-century in Spain, which is the same country where the Jesuits priests are from in The Mission. As seen in the film, a monstrance is used to carry the Eucharist in a procession. This monstrance is made of opaque…

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This processional cross was made in Aragon, Spain in c. 1450 and is of silver, enamel, and walnut. This is a processional, rather than an altar, cross. Different types of crosses, such as this one, are used in The Mission for processions throughout…
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