Father Junípero Serra and the California missions

by Sarah Bowler

Publisher: Child"s World in Chanhassen, MN

Written in English
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  • California,
  • Spain,
  • California.

Subjects:

  • Serra, Junípero, 1713-1784 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Serra, Junípero, 1713-1784.,
  • Franciscans -- California -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Explorers -- California -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Explorers -- Spain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Indians of North America -- Missions -- California -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Missions, Spanish -- California -- History -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Explorers.,
  • Missionaries.,
  • Indians of North America -- Missions -- California.,
  • California -- History -- To 1846 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • California -- History -- To 1846.

About the Edition

Traces the life of the Spanish explorer and missionary who traveled to Mexico and California to teach the Indians about Christianity and who established nine missions along the California coast.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 39) and index.

StatementSarah Bowler.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
SeriesA proud heritage, Proud heritage (Child"s World (Firm))
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF864.S44 B685 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p. :
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3576662M
ISBN 101567661750
LC Control Number2002151726
OCLC/WorldCa50958956

Book a Group Tour Mission Group Tours. History. Mission San Diego- English. - Explore Barbara LeVan Fisher's board "father junipero serra" on Pinterest. See more ideas about serra, father, california missions pins.   A vandalized statue of St. Junipero Serra in San Francisco is seen J The Spanish Franciscan founded several missions in what is now California. Steven W. Hackel is an associate professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, and the author of the award-winning Children of Coyote, Missionaries of Saint Francis: Indian-Spanish Relations in Colonial California, – and Junípero Serra: California's Founding Father, forthcoming from Hill and also directs a project in digital history, the Early California.

  Chuck Bodnar was a delightfully erudite man who, in the s and s, unquestionably became the foremost authority on San Juan’s “Jewel of the Missions” and of St. Junípero Serra.   CNA Staff, / pm (CNA).- While statues of St. Junipero Serra have been taken down by protestors in California cities, the mission church in Ventura, California.   Father Serra had his fervent backers — one California real estate developer had statues of him cast from a single mold, and sent the monuments to Catholic schools and missions .   Under Serra’s leadership, tens of thousands of Native Americans across Alta California, as the region was then known, were absorbed into Catholic missions – places said by one particularly.

  Junipero Serra was declared a saint in But his role in California's colonization via the mission system makes him a target for statue toppling.   Five protesters who helped topple a statue of Father Junipero Serra in San Rafael last month have been charged with felony vandalism, the first major charges for protestors destroying or knocking over statues this year.. Destruction or toppling statues of controversial figures in California, as well as removals by governments to ensure that they aren’t damaged, have been on the rise across.

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6^ Perhaps this should have been called "Father Junipero Serra and the Founding of the California Missions," since it presents at least as much information about the missions as the missionary. Genet strives to bring a balanced and objective approach to the controversial subject of missionization and colonization.5/5(2).

Pope Francis will canonize Father Serra on September 23 during his historic visit to the USA. Join the "founding father of California" on his amazing journey and experience the saintly missionary zeal that led to the establishment of the 21 Catholic missions in California/5(16).

out of 5 stars Father Junipero Serra and the California Missions Reviewed in the United States on November 3, I thought this book was good because it offers very good information about Father Serra, and it's easy for children to read/5(2).

In this book Father Junipero Sera, called by some the “Father of California,” is exposed in damning detail as the father of a system, the mission system, that systematically destroyed the culture of the indigenous peoples of California that had lived at peace with the earth and more or less at peace with themselves over millennia until the.

Father Junípero Serra and the California missions. [Sarah Bowler] -- Traces the life of the Spanish explorer and missionary who traveled to Mexico and California to teach the Indians about Christianity and who established nine missions along the California coast.

Junipero Serra - Juvenile Books (45 items) More info about Linked Data \n. Get this from a library. Father Junípero Serra: founder of California missions. [Donna Genet] -- Traces the life of Father Junípero Serra from his childhood on the Spanish island of Majorca, his duties and travels as a missionary, to his death in and his legacy of the "Golden Chain" of.

In this book Father Junipero Serra, called by some the “Father of California,” is exposed in damning detail as the father of a system, the mission system, that systematically destroyed the culture of the indigenous peoples of California, who had lived at peace with the earth and more or less at peace with themselves over millennia until the Spanish are those who say, “Don.

He was the first president of the California mission system, and personally founded 9 of the 21 missions. He was born on the Spanish island of Mallorca in as Miquel Josep Serra Ferrer. He joined the Franciscan order as a young man and took the name “Junipero” in honor of St. Juniper, a companion of St.

Francis of Assisi. “Today, Serra is known as the Father of the California Missions. Serra started the first California mission at San Diego in He started a total of 9 missions, which helped the new. Junípero Serra, the saint whom the Church remembers today (July 1) on her liturgical calendar, certainly suffered persecution in his lifetime, and has become an object of scorn due to a false narrative about the Church’s missionary efforts in the New World.

Modern critics attack Spanish missionary efforts in California and the Southwest in the eighteenth century, arguing their activities. The missions Serra founded would devastate California's Native American population, and much more than his counterparts in colonial America, he remains a contentious and contested figure to this day.

Steven W. Hackel's groundbreaking biography, Junípero Serra: California's Founding Father, is the first to remove Serra from the realm of polemic /5(46). The plaque on the statue of Junipero Serra reads: "Fray Junipero Serra, Padre of California missions, Presented to the City of Los Angeles by Southern California.

Father Junipero Serra is known as the Father of California's Spanish missions. He personally founded nine of California's 21 Spanish missions and served as president of the California missions from until he died in The missions Serra founded would devastate California's Native American population, and much more than his counterparts in colonial America, he remains a contentious and contested figure to this day.

Steven W. Hackel's groundbreaking biography, Junípero Serra: California's Founding Father, is the first to remove Serra from the realm of. Excerpt from Francisco Palou's Life and Apostolic Labors of the Venerable Father Junípero Serra: Founder of the Franciscan Missions of California Though Palou's "Life and Apostolic Labors of the Venerable Father Fray Junipero Serra" is the first work dealing with the history of Alta California; and though it was originally published in the Author: George Wharton James.

Father Junipero Serra, OFM (), acknowledged as the "founder of California", accomplished this by establishing the mission system. From this beginning, the cities, roadways and economy of present day California have their source.

A previous Photo of the Week selection. On SeptemPope Francis will preside over the canonization ceremony of Father Junipero Serra in Washington D.C.  Long considered the “Apostle of California,” Serra will be honored by the Catholic Church as a symbol of heroic sacri.

Junipero Serra: California's Founding Father - Ebook written by Steven W. Hackel. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Junipero Serra: California's Founding Father.

A site on Presidio Hill was selected to establish the mission and on JFr. Serra raised a cross and celebrated Mass to dedicate Mission San Diego de Alcalá, California’s first mission. Serra continued his journey northward and founded a total of 9 missions. Friar Junipero Serra was an 18th century missionary who founded nine of California’s 21 Catholic missions and is considered one of that state’s founding fathers.

However, a new book is shedding light on how his interactions with local Native American tribes. Hackel (history, Univ.

of California, Riverside; Children of Coyote, Missionaries of Saint Francis: Indian-Spanish Relations in Colonial California, –) here takes a new look at the Franciscan colonization of California through the life of Junípero Serra (), who established apostolic missions from San Diego to San : Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

This July 1, feast day of St. Junípero Serra, is a suitable day to remember that and to amplify the arguments defending Serra’s mission made by the Holy Father.

Junípero Serra y Ferrer, O.F.M. (/ h uː ˈ n iː p ɛ ˌ r oʊ ˈ s ɛr ə /; Spanish: [xuˈnipeɾo ˈsera], Catalan: Juníper Serra i Ferrer; Novem – Aug ), was a Roman Catholic Spanish priest and friar of the Franciscan is credited with establishing the Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda, a UNESCO World Heritage later founded a mission in Baja Beatified: SeptemSaint Peter's Square.

Spanish missionary Juniper Serra established his first U.S. mission in He built eight more California missions over the next thirteen years. He was granted sainthood in   At both places Portolá established a presidio and Serra established a mission. Serra stationed himself at Monterey, which was to become the regional capital.

Within a year he moved the mission away from the presidio to the banks of the Carmel River. Serra remained Father President of the Alta California missions until his death in August   A statue of Father Junipero Serra stands in front of the San Gabriel Mission in San Gabriel, California on Septem Two statues of Junipero Serra in California Author: Seren Morris.

Over the years, I’ve visited all of California’s 21 missions, some twice or more, from San Diego, founded in by Serra, to the last mission in Sonoma, established innearly 40 years. Part 1 of 2 of an excerpt from a documentary profiling Father Junipero Serra and his founding of the California Missions during the mid to late s.

From A. Junípero Serra was born Miguel José Serra and baptized on Novemin the town of Petra on the island of Mallorca, Spain.

Though small for his age and somewhat sickly, as a boy he was filled with grand aspirations. The young José had developed an interest in reading the lives of the saints, fascinated in particular by the descriptions of St Francis of Assisi.

Father Moholy was co-author with Don DeNevi of the informative Serra biography Junípero Serra: The Illustrated Story of the Franciscan Founder of California’s Missions. In his book. Father Serra's biography from The Catholic Encyclopedia. Junípero Serra, the founder of the Missions, which were the first settlements of civilized man in California, was born on the island of Majorca, part of the kingdom of Spain, on the 24th of November,   Junipero Serra's Spanish Mission in Carmel, California, where the visions and controversies of the Spanish settlement of California can be examined.

By Lee Foster Author’s Note: This article “Junipero Serra’s Mission at Carmel, California” is a chapter in my new book/ebook Northern California History Travel Adventures: 35 Suggested Trip s.Father Junípero Serra was born Miguel José Serra in on the small Spanish island of Mallorca.

As a priest, Father Serra traveled to the New Spain colonial territory of Mexico in to devote himself to missionary work. Appointed head of the Spanish missions inhe established his first mission in what is now the state of California.