The Serra Chapel was named in Father Serra’s honor, who founded nine missions in California. He celebrated mass in San Juan Capistrano Mission’s adobe church in 1783.
I have noticed that the light in almost all the churches I have visited is always very soft because it comes from stained glass windows or simple windows, doors, and votives. For me this kind of light evoques feelings of meditation, retreat, silence and respect.
Photo 101: Warmth & the Quality of Light