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Fr Junipero Serra
Birth: Nov. 24, 1713
Petra
Islas Baleares, Spain
Death: Aug. 28, 1784
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Monterey County
California, USA

Father Blessed Junipero Serra was ordained in Spain in 1737 as a Franciscan priest. He was sent to Mexico City in 1750. In 1768, at the age of 56, he founded the first mission in San Diego, California. At the time of his death, he had established a total of nine missions. A total of 21 missions were eventually established along the El Camino Real - from San Diego to Sonora - a distance of 700 miles. He was beatified by Pop John Paul on September 25, 1988. His feast day is July 1. He is buried beneath the floor of the sanctuary at Mission San Carlos, Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel). 

Cause of death: Asthma and tuberculosis
 
Burial:
Carmel Mission Cemetery
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Monterey County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 30, 1998
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Blessed Father Junipero Serra: Today is the day that the Catholic Church remembers you as Blessed, you will be remembered as a Spanish Franciscan friar who founded the mission chain in Alta California. thank you for serving the Lord and hope someday that ...(Read more)
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