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Statue of Fr Junipero Serra, Mission San Juan Bautista California.

California's soon-to-be saint hailed as a man ahead of his time

Experts in California history, archeology and the life of Bl. Junipero Serra have praised him as a passionate missionary with... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Pontifical North American College on May 2, 2015.

Pope Francis celebrates Junipero Serra – a 'founding father' of the US

Pope Francis marked a “day of reflection” for the soon-to-be canonized Junípero Serra by celebrating Mass at the Pontifical North... Read more

The statue of Bl. Junipero Serra at the Mission San Miguel in California.

History, truth, and politics: Researcher seeks to clear the record on Junipero Serra

California missionary Father Junipero Serra’s canonization is “long overdue,” says a university professor concerned that the priest’s history has been... Read more

The statue of Bl. Junipero Serra at the Mission San Miguel in California.

Why Junipero Serra's canonization is important for the new evangelization

Although the colonial and missionary period of California’s history is often riddled with bitter memories, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los... Read more