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Serra, Junipero

(1713–84) missionary; born in Petra, Majorca. He entered the Franciscan Order in 1730 and arrived in Mexico City in 1750. He founded nine missions in present-day California (including San Diego and San Francisco) and was responsible for the baptism of over 6,000 Indians. He was beatified by the Roman Catholic Church in 1988.
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Salta a la vista un Junipero Serra muy reacio a las decisiones tomadas por los militares, toda vez que atentaban contra los intereses evangelizadores y el espiritu de sacrificio de los religiosos franciscanos que el encabezaba.
We are all too familiar with the latter mystery of rampant evil that has kept us in a desert and barren land for more than 40 years; perhaps we do need very serious Lenten penance, like Junipero Serra, walking the 440 km to Mexico City and then spending his night at prayer, at the Basilica of Guadeloupe.
Brady, who was also drafted for baseball, played basketball at Junipero Serra High as well.
As a noted Catholic historian, Archbishop Maurice wrote a number of books: Catholic Cambridge (with Philip Jenkins) in 1983; John Milner 1752-1826, in 1986; and The Man Who Founded California: Junipero Serra, in 2000.
Others honor such historic figures as Junipero Serra, the Spanish missionary who built missions up and down the coast of California.
Now your eyes will take in the urban sprawl of America's seventh largest city--but in 1769, when the Franciscan missionary Father Junipero Serra and Spanish soldiers under the command of Gaspar de Portola stepped ashore, there was nothing but barren scrub to be seen.
It was 1999 and I was attending a meeting of the South-Central Coalition at the Junipero Serra Library on 46th and Main.
He enters a conversation largely polarized between those scholars who support a positive view of the Franciscan missions, some advocating the canonization of Fray Junipero Serra, and those who support a negative view charging the Franciscan missionaries with insensitivity, cruelty, and in some cases genocide.
By 1921 the Mora family moved to Carmel, where Mora produced one of his most monumental works, the sarcophagus for Father Junipero Serra at Carmel Mission, completed and installed in 1924.
Bumbling historical adventure based on the life of Father Junipero Serra.
De nino era flacucho y asmatico, pero en su madurez Miguel Jose Serra, mejor conocido como fray Junipero Serra, recorrio mas de 9,000 kilometros por los desiertos del norte de la Nueva Espana y el sur de lo que hoy es Estados Unidos para reunir miles, de almas en 9 misiones religiosas, algunas de las cuales llegarian a convertirse en grandes ciudades.