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Saint Junipero Serra

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Saint Junipero Serra

  • Birth 24 Nov 1713 Petra, Provincia de Islas Baleares, Islas Baleares, Spain
  • Death 28 Aug 1784 Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, California, USA
  • Burial Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 2832

Roman Catholic Religious Figure. 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).


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Apr 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2832
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Saint Junipero Serra (24 Nov 1713–28 Aug 1784), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2832, citing Carmel Mission Cemetery, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .