Legacy of Junipero Serra (6 galleries)

Soon to be sainted by His Holiness Pope Francis, Father Junipero Serra left a legacy of Catholic Christian Missions in late 18th and early 19th century California. Most were founded before the establishment of the United States. Some think this made California the 14th Colony and the only Catholic along with the 13 Protestant colonies yet across the continent.

Vilified for many years as the face of an evil invader whose only purpose was to enslave and punish, new research...
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