The two original large bells from the Campanile of The Great Stone Church at Mission San Juan Capistrano. These bells were damaged in the earthquake of 1812 and would no longer ring properly. Replicas now hang in the Campanario, while these now hang where the Campranile used to stand.
The largest bell is named San Vicente. The inscription reads "Viva Jesus, Sn Vicente Advon
De Los RRS PS Miros F VIcte Fustr IF JN SN TIAGO 1796"
The English Translation reads, "Praised be Jesus, San Vicente. In
honor of the Re. Fathers, Ministers (of the Mission) Fray Vicente
Fuster, and Fray Juan Santiago, 1796."
The smaller bell is San Juan. The inscription reads, "ave maria purisima me fesit
ruelas Ime yamo s. juan, 1796"
The English translation reads, "Hail Mary most pure. Ruelas made
me, and my name is San Juan, 1796."
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