Junipero Serra

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Noun1.Junipero Serra - Spanish missionary who founded Franciscan missions in California (1713-1784)Junipero Serra - Spanish missionary who founded Franciscan missions in California (1713-1784)
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Rivera's legacy is largely forgotten today, but in his own time he was a controversial figure; he clashed with Father Serra and Juan Bautista de Anza, and at one point was excommunicated from the Catholic Church for violating church sanctuary.
It blends a biography with a California history and reviews accounts of Spanish and Native American interactions and different intersections of colonization and tribal and white man encounters in the area, and includes translations of letters between Rivera and Father Serra.
Thank goodness Father Serra came to the rescue, we schoolkids all agreed.
In the website's Frequently Asked Questions section, one question asks, "Why is Father Serra a saint?
Born in Majorca, Spain, in 1713, Father Serra joined the Franciscan order in 1730.
Biographers of Father Serra write that he believed "laughter was inconsistent with the terrible responsibilities of his probationary existence.
Beginning with Queen Calafia and continuing through Father Serra, the Gold Rush, the 1906 earthquake and fire, and Silicon Valley, no place in America, and few places in the world, have generated more legends than California.
Never has there been more animated gaiety or revelry than that of the Urbinas during their Christmas gatherings in the Spravka home, nor more spirituality than with the family worship on Christmas Eve at Father Serra Parish in Quartz Hill.
Conflict was inevitable and by the time tension reached breaking point at San Diego, Father Serra had gone north to found other missions, leaving Father Luis Jayme in charge.
1948); Through My Gift: The Life of Mother Frances Schervier (New York, 1952); The Better Part: The Life of Theresa Demlanovich (New York, 1952); The Long Road of Father Serra (New York, 1954); St.
Eventually Father Serra and his party overcame famine, disease, and Indian raids to establish Mission San Diego de Alcala.
The first expedition into Alta California was mounted under the leadership of Don Gaspar de Portola, with Father Serra in charge of the missionaries.