Sunday, November 24, 2013

Blessed Junipero Serra's 300th Birthday!!!

American Founding Father
Blessed Junipero Serra
November 24, 1713 – Petra, Majorica, Spain
August 28, 1784 -- Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo in California
  • Father President of the California Mission Chain from 1768-1784
  • Celebrated more than 6,000 baptisms and 5,000 confirmations
  • Traveled thousands of miles on foot
  • Founder of nine missions in Alta California:
  1. Mission San Diego de Alcalá founded in 1769
  2. Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in 1770
  3. Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in 1771
  4. Mission San Gabriel founded in 1771
  5. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa founded in 1772
  6. Mission San Francisco de Asís (Mission Dolores) founded in 1776
  7. Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in 1776
  8. Mission Santa Clara de Asís founded in 1777
  9. Mission San Buenaventura founded in 1782
He traveled through Santa Barbara several times, first in 1769. Although he did not found Old Mission Santa Barbara, he raised the cross at El Presidio de Santa Barbara in 1782, and celebrated Mass.

Blessed Fray Junipero Serra, Happy 300th Birthday!!!
Pray for us!

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