Sunday, June 21, 2020

Saint Junipero Serra, pray for us!

Saint Junipero founded the Catholic missions in alta California, today the state of California, bringing salvation to the natives. He defended their human rights as they were under attack by colonial forces, and, though handicapped, walked and otherwise traveled by sea 2,400 miles to Mexico City to defend them by asking that a nefarious colonial military leader be removed.

It is estimated that Serra travelled more than 6,000 miles in the Alta California missions. He confirmed 5,309 persons during the 14 years from 1770 to his death at age 70 in 1784.


In photo: The statue of Serra that once stood in Golden Gate park in San Francisco before it was pulled down by vandals in June 2020.

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