Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Franciscan Friar Father Junipero Serra

"With undaunted faith in divine Providence, he undertook the task to bring the Gospel into unknown regions. Neither adversity nor Indian attacks cooled his burning zeal and robust hope.
The conversion of infidels was his life, his obsession, and to that effect he had erected 9 missions in the areas of Upper California.
The Servant of God sought to shed his blood for the divine cause and asked forgiveness in advance for future murderers, worried that military retaliation would harm evangelization. "

From: Franciscan Friars
Picture from: The Richard III Society

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