Saints of the Week

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around the country

Saint Junipero Serra

Friar Junipero... was one of the founding fathers of the United States, a saintly example of the Church's universality and special patron of the Hispanic people of the country.
Pope Francis

    Facts about St. Junipero Serra

  • Junipero was an 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest who founded nine Spanish missions in California.
  • He brought thousands of Native Americans to the gift of faith and a better quality of life.
  • During his Apostolic Journey to the United States in 2015, Pope Francis canonized Junipero.