Saint Junipero Serra Minibook
Title: Saint Junipero Serra
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Printed minibook
Saint Junípero Serra
Apostle of California
Founder of the California Missions
Much maligned, and most misunderstood at this time, is the Saint we dare to write of, Junípero Serra! When we live in a topsy-turvy world where to talk of God is not “politically correct,” it is no wonder that the father of lies would dare spread all sorts of lies, in an effort to kill the memory of a true Role Model and demean the work he did. The enemy of God has always done everything possible, to slander and render useless anyone who would remind us of the reason we were born, to love God, to know Him and to serve Him.
Daring to take the serpent on, our life is dedicated to speaking of those who courageously served the Lord, withstanding the slings and the arrows of their time. Our story is about a man from Mallorca, a sleepy, breathtakingly beautiful island off the coast of Spain, a man filled with love and peace, a missionary who reluctantly answered the call to evangelize!
Our story is not only about a Saint but about a land blessed by the blood of martyrs, its every mile named after the holy - Sacramento (after the Blessed Sacrament), San Francisco (St. Francis), San José (St. Joseph), Santa Ana (St. Ann, Mary’s mother), San Gabriel (St. Gabriel the Archangel), Los Angeles (after Our Lady Queen of the Angels of the Portiuncola 1 ), Santa Clara (St. Clare), Santa Monica (St. Monica), San Antonio (St. Anthony), to mention just a few of the thousands of places blessed by the missionaries who gave their lives to come to this land and bring the Word of God. Our story is a call to the people of the United States to remember those who came before us, and take back our country from the false gods set up by the enemy of God, and once again consecrate our fair land to the true God, Our Founder and Mary Our Queen!
Learn of his great love for the Missions and the Natives of the new world.
We discuss his early priesthood in Mallorca, Spain, to the missions of Mexico, and then to the Missions of California.
We describe the Mission Santa Barbara, then San Juan Capistrano, where we meet some of the natives from that area and speak to the people at that shrine.
Finally, we visit his Shrine at Carmel Mission, where he is buried, and his his cell and tomb are open for the public to venerate him there.
Learn why he is called the Apostle of California, and of the California Missions.