This book opens with a special message from pope francis, exhorting us to follow st. This passion led him to write saint junipero serra. Founder of the california missions 2015, ignatius press. Californias founding father, forthcoming from hill and wang. Sep 7, 2016 this board is about my children s book, junipero serra. I decided to update the post with some additional pictures. Grade 7 and 8 children have their choice of attending whole parish catechesis, the grade class, or both. About junipero serra annex early education school vision. This book is quite descriptive for a childrens picture book and the illustrations are beautiful. Steven hackel, university of california riverside professor and author of the book, junipero serra. The cause for serra s beatification began in the diocese of montereyfresno in 1934, and the diocesan process was finished in 1949. Please feel welcome to join us for mass, especially on the lords day.
California, indians, and the transformation of a missionary ebook written by rose marie beebe, robert m senkewicz. Californias founding father 20 and children of coyote, missionaries of saint. Commemorating the canonization of junipero serra shower of roses. In 2015 he became the first saint of the roman catholic church to be canonized in the united states. After landing in mexico, junipero and another friar walked 300 miles to mexico city.
Each student submits their entry and the artwork chosen is the cover of our amazing yearbook. Click on the pictures below to visit some of our favorite sites. After its publication, he took his sons advice to write a book for children, recommending that it be called who was saint junipero serra the third book in his missions trilogy is meet pablo tac. Serra seems to be a sound account of serra s life presented in a simple fashion for children. And a story of his precalifornia days is also rare, and here it is. Sep 03, 20 a balanced assessment of junipero serra is a rare find, and this book is it. Sep 22, 2015 born and raised in california, steven w. Saint junipero serra california catholic conference. Junipero serra by using his own letters, journals and sermons. Jul 02, 2016 read more about the life of saint serra in my latest book, junipero serra.
Junipero serras brutal story in spotlight as pope prepares. A balanced assessment of junipero serra is a rare find, and this book is it. A portrait of the priest and colonialist who is one of the most important figures in californias history in the 1770s, just as britains american subjects were freeing themselves from the burdens of colonial rule, spaniards moved up the california. Indianspanish relations in colonial california, 17691850, 2005, etc. Our liturgies are supported by a full spectrum of ministries. May 15, 2015 father junipero serra november 24, 17 august 28, 1784 was born as miquel josep serra i ferrer to a family of humble means.
Here are seven ways to commemorate this special day with children. Scholastic book fair the serra library benefits greatly from the profits of the book fair, which takes place in the spring. At the children s clinic we make every effort to provide patients in need with same day, or next day, appointments. Hackel is a professor of history at the university of california, riverside. Californias founding father, is the first to remove serra from the realm of polemic and place him within the currents of history. Quick facts name junipero serra occupation missionary, saint birth date c. Junipero serra november 24, 17 august 28, 1784 was a franciscan friar most well known for founding the california missions.
Junipero serra catholic preschool provides programs for children 36 months to 60 months of age, as well as an extended care program before and after morning preschool classes. Franciscan footprints california sites that bear fr. He is the editor of a volume of essays, alta california. After an honest look at the history of the native peoples of california and their religion, as well as the history of the missions themselves, stephen binz carefully chronicles each missions. Anyone who wants to make a difference at junipero serra elementary school. New childrens book shines light on life and heart of st. In 18thcentury spain, daring stories of missionaries spreading the good news of the gospel in the new world ignited the imagination of a devout young boy. Besides whole parish catechesis for the families and children from grades k 8 with pflaum weeklies hande d out to parents, grades 7 10 will have classes at st. Californias founding father chronicles the life and legacy of the franciscan missionary, and depicts an experience of colonization that differs significantly from that of the original colonies. He was imbued with a penitential spirit and practiced austerity in sleep, eating, and other activities. The author appears to follow the basic outline of serra s life and career as established in maynard geigers life and times of fray junipero serra 2 vols.
In 1768, serra became head of the missionaries in baja california, and started the first and only franciscan mission there. Californias founding father ebook written by steven w. Father junipero serra was born miguel joseph serra in spain in 17. Today, serra is widely regarded as the most important individual in californias history, and he is one of only two californians to be memorialized in the u.
He was beatified by pope john paul ii on september 25, 1988. In addition to the generous support of the pta, new books are purchased each year with these proceeds. It relates the life story of the 18th century franciscan friar who gave up his family and university position in spanish majorca to travel to mexico as a missionary. When he was 17, he joined the franciscans and took the name junipero. Junipero serra catholic school strives to provide a happy place that is safe, secure, stimulating, and provides a spiritual environment for all students enrolled in the program. Indianspanish relations in colonial california, 17691850 2005. Jose miguel serra was born the son of a farmer in spain in 17. Born into a poor family on the spanish island of mallorca, serra joined the franciscan order and rose to prominence as a priest and professor through his. Comprehensive picture of junipero serra emerges in. An informative book about the life of junipero serra, a franciscan missionary in north america and mexico in the 1700s. Leo politis wonderful childrens book about father serra and the founding of the. Hackel is professor of history at the university of california, riverside and the author of junipero serra. Please explore our website and schedule a campus visit to learn more about life at st.
Saint junipero serra, spanish franciscan priest whose missionary work among the indians of north america earned him the title of apostle of california. Our parish was founded on august 15, 1987 and has grown significantly in these 30 years. Sfusd eeds social responsibility is to serve as the districts gateway to lifelong learning so that children find their brilliance instructional approach. Sep 23, 2015 the push to canonise pius xii now on hold came in the wake of a 1998 papal document that sought to atone for the churchs silence in the face of the holocaust. He became franciscan friar junipero serra, who traveled to the new world and tirelessly preached the love of christ to the natives living in the unchartered wilderness of california.
Junipero serra faith formation program will offer several more classes. Accelerated reader this is an exciting reading practice program at serra school. There he was given at age 16 to the franciscan order to educate, became a franciscan friar, was ordained a priest, and became a professor of philosophy. California, indians, and the transformation of a missionary. May 15, 2015 a statue of blessed junipero serra is seen in 2012 outside mission basilica san juan capistrano in san juan capistrano, calif. Reviews hackel has put together an intelligent collection of essays that explores the historical worlds that created serra and illuminates the contested. Pope francis canonized junipero serra on september 23, 2015. Every year, the 5th grade students participate in a yearbook cover contest. Junipero serra elementary school does not control or guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of this site. Born miguel jose serra at petra on the island of majorca, he entered the franciscan order in 1730 and took the name of junipero.
He is the author of the awardwinning books, junipero serra. Founder of the california missions, tells the story of this boy whose dream became a reality. Instead of hearing what others think of serra, this book allows one to meet the man and form ones own opinion. This project introduces kids and their families to the life and work of the franciscan. Junipero serras school yearbook is an all in color, hard backed yearbook. He eventually founded the first nine missions of california and is called the father of california. He was a teacher of philosophy in spain and mexico in the 1740s. Junipero children s clinic specializes in pediatric medicine for a childs physical, emotional and developmental health. All texts are from the original and have the authors own translations. Indianspanish relations in colonial california, 17691850 and junipero serra. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1. Today he is revered as the patron saint of the state and also of the hispanic americans. Bob book club sign up ends on wednesday, september 18, 2019 at 1. Junipero serra was a franciscan priest, who was canonized in 2015 for his dedication and service to his religion.
This book is quite descriptive for a children s picture book and the illustrations are beautiful. On august 28, 1784, worn out by his apostolic labors, father serra was called to his eternal rest. You are welcome here regardless of your situation in life, whether you are single, divorced or widowed, whatever the state of your marriage, in a mixedfaith marriage, gay, lesbian, transgender, or sharing a home without marriage. November 24, 17 august 28, 1784, was a roman catholic spanish priest and friar of the franciscan order who founded a mission in baja california and the first nine of 21 spanish missions in california from san diego to san francisco, in what was. Founder of the california missions, published in 2015 by ignatius press. Pope francis will canonize the friar in september in washington, d. Californias founding father, alta california, and children of coyote.
He dedicated his life to the mission of evangelization, to bringing the good news of the gospel to america. Junipero serra biography childhood, life achievements. As franciscan friar junipero serra, he traveled to the new world and tirelessly preached. He called upon the spirit to find the strength to walk here to this little chapel to receive the eucharist before he was called home to the kingdom of heaven.
What was junipero serras relationship to the san gabriel mission and the native american people in the area. Hackel is an associate professor of history at the university of california, riverside, and the author of the awardwinning children of coyote, missionaries of saint francis. A pilgrimage guide to the california missions is the perfect book to take along with you if you have the chance to go to california and visit the missions in person. We are a catholic faith community, located in quartz hill lancaster, california. The organization exists in order for the school and community to come together for the benefit of our children. Junipero serra project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. We are currently accepting patients throughout monterey county. The book follows serra from his time in academia specifically theology and philosophy in spain and on to mexico, where he served as an agent of the inquisition. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read junipero serra. The push to canonise pius xii now on hold came in the wake of a 1998 papal document that sought to atone for the churchs silence in the face of the holocaust. Californias founding father 20 and children of coyote, missionaries of saint francis. Every book you buy earns free books for our classroom library. The cause for serras beatification began in the diocese of montereyfresno in 1934, and the diocesan process was finished in 1949.
The missions serra founded would devastate californias native american population, and much more than his counterparts in colonial america, he remains a contentious and contested figure to this day. A statue of blessed junipero serra is seen in 2012 outside mission basilica san juan capistrano in san juan capistrano, calif. The program is in a homelike setting that provides socialization and enrichment activities. However it did not go much beyond the facts and give some background information into his life and mission. He understood that the purpose of the church is to help us all grow as human persons and to respond to gods call. Our pta consists of stayathome mothers, working mothers, stayathome fathers, working fathers, volunteers, nonvolunteers, school administration and staff. Junipero serra 1784 is a significant name in californias history. There is a map inside the book showing the path st. Junipero serra catholic school education provides children the foundation they need to become compassionate catholic leaders of the future.
Well even let you know about secret offers and sales when you sign up to our emails. Serra, junipero scholastic scholastic books for kids. The illustrated story of the franciscan founder of. Californias founding father, is the first to remove serra from the realm of. Born in a farming family in the island of majorca, he later came to be known as the founding father of california. Francis, he immigrated to new spain in 1749, where he worked as both a missionary and a university administrator. Winner of the historical society of southern californias 2015 neuerburg award for the best book on pregold rush california. Revered by some, reviled by others, the dedicated franciscan friar launched californias mission system in 1769, and. Californias founding father, attributes father serras. Read more about the life of saint serra in my latest book, junipero serra. Hackels book begins with serras early life in mallorca.1444 1498 1501 1089 728 1451 1244 972 881 69 902 1072 1535 5 740 1442 172 523 636 1558 950 1136 1076 1533 569 1530 641 1598 91 501 350 230 871 565 976 481 781 1000 741 66