The Mission Mary Calera Chapel is one of the two last structures of the ghost town of Calera, Texas. It was in use from the early 1900s (dates vary) into the mid-1940s when it no longer could sustain a congregation. It then fell into disuse and disrepair. In 2002 the Calera Foundation was created to restore the little mission. The foundation finished its renovations and rededicated the chapel in May of 2003. The chapel now again serves the surrounding area, and is open to the public for worship, weddings, and other ceremonies.
While it awaits its next visitor, the little chapel patiently sits in lonely vigil on the Chihuahuan Desert among the mesquite and catclaw and in the shadow of the Davis Mountains of West Texas. Here you are seeing it on a September evening in 2015.