Mission Mary is a small and simple chapel that sits alone on the West Texas high desert. It was once part of Calera, Texas, a small town that no longer exists.
The chapel was built by Mexican-American settlers at the beginning of the last century. Calera was a poor community of about one hundred people eking out a meager living, farming and ranching the high desert. When the spring that was their water source dried up in mid-century, the little town disappeared. The abandoned chapel was restored in the early 2000s and is open daily.