St. Ignatius Mission is compelling RV Short Stop in northwest Montana


St_Ignatius_Mission_InteriorOn your way to Glacier National Park this RVing season, plan a short cultural stop in the small town of St. Ignatius, about 50 miles north of Missoula on Hwy 93.

This small northwest Montana town features St. Ignatius Mission, built in the early 1890’s by Native peoples and Jesuit missionaries using local materials.

Historic as the mission is, what most draws visitors are the 58 inspired frescoes painted by Brother Joseph Carignano, the mission’s cook, handyman and outstanding amateur painter.

Read more about the frescoes and the mission by clicking on RV Short Stops.

Photo: St. Ignatius Mission interior features 58 frescoes painted by Brother Joseph Carignano. Courtesy of St. Ignatius Mission.

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