Junipero Serra

Thumbnail christopher walker 2015 12 01 at 1.22.05 pm ‘Always Forward’: Commemorated in song by Christopher Walker

Christopher Walker’s compositions are not exactly strangers to papal Masses.In September 1987, the British composer’s “St. Augustine Gloria” was...

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Thumbnail 02 serra America’s next saint, St. Junípero Serra

America’s next saint will be the man who evangelized California and is associated with the beginnings of Los Angeles. Pope Francis announced...

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Thumbnail 20171002t1019 11945 cns red mass washington A new spirit of compassion and cooperation

Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrated the Red Mass in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1. The Red Mass is held prior to the beginning of each new term of...

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When movie directors want us to know that a church is Catholic, what do they show? Art. The camera scans a row of stained-glass windows...

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Thumbnail pf junipero serra relic Blessed Junipero Serra's cross gets a kiss from Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Wednesday kissed and blessed a cross that was buried with Father Junipero Serra, the early California missionary whom he will...

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Thumbnail the statue of father junipero serra inside the national statuary hall in washington dc cna 2 6 15 1 Bl. Junipero statue in the Capitol is safe – for now

An effort to remove the statue of Bl. Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol has been set aside for the time being. A statue of Franciscan...

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Thumbnail father junipero serra at the us capitol in washington dc 2008 credit iwishmynamewasmarsha via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 6 25 15 California legislators renew push against Junipero Serra, saint and Hispanic 'founding father'

A statue of Franciscan missionary and saint-to-be Father Junipero Serra has stood in the U.S. Capitol since 1931, but its future may depend on an...

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Thumbnail junipero serra statue mission santa barbara Decapitating history: The case of St. Junípero Serra

Viewing the blood-red paint splashed on the St. Junípero Serra statue decapitated in the wee hours of Sept. 10-11 brought to life in my mind a...

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Thumbnail edith hoffman 12 04 1 Edith Hoffman: Setting Serra’s canonization into motion

She was one of Ventura County’s leading philanthropists of the 20th century, a member of a pioneering family in the county (and city), and the...

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Thumbnail pope francis with participants at the 75th international convention on serra international in the vaticans paul vi hall june 23 2017 credit losservatore romano cna Francis urges Serrans to 'keep moving forward' promoting vocations

Vatican City, Jun 23, 2017 / 02:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis offered encouragement Friday to members of Serra International, which promotes...

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Thumbnail the statue of bl junipero serra at the mission san miguel in california credit ken figlioli via flickr cc by sa 20 cna 1 22 15 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...

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Thumbnail the statue of father junipero serra inside the national statuary hall in washington dc cna 2 6 15 New San Diego bishop: Don't remove Junipero Serra from US Capitol

Bishop Robert McElroy, the new head of the San Diego diocese, has criticized a proposal to remove the statue of pioneering California missionary...

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Thumbnail pope francis serra canonization alan holdren cna Pope Francis: Imitate Saint Junipero Serra, be trailblazers for Christ

Pope Francis made history Wednesday by performing the first-ever canonization on U.S. soil, of St. Junipero Serra. St. Serra, a Franciscan...

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Thumbnail the statue of father junipero serra far left inside the national statuary hall in washington dc cna 2 9 15 Statue of Pope Francis' new saint could be kicked out of US capitol

Just weeks after Pope Francis announced his intention to canonize missionary Father Junipero Serra during his upcoming visit to the states, a...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 401954821 St. Junípero Serra: A role model for evangelization

Ecclesial historians are notorious for providing answers to unasked questions. An example would be the recent canonization of Fray Junípero...

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Thumbnail  dsc4904 The Spiritual Discovery of the New World

pontifical cBlessed Junípero Serra is one of the great figures in the history of the Church’s mission ad gentes — “to the nations.” When he is...

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Thumbnail general audience with pope francis april 17 2013 credit mazur catholicnewsorguk cc by nc sa 20 cna 12 17 14 Will the US greet first Latino Pope by kicking out Junipero Serra?

As the U.S. prepares for Pope Francis' trip later this year, one Vatican official says efforts to remove the statue of Spanish missionary Blessed...

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