Saints similar to or like Junípero Serra

Roman Catholic Spanish priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. Wikipedia

  • Joan Crespí

    Franciscan missionary and explorer of Las Californias. A native of Majorca, Crespí entered the Franciscan order at the age of seventeen. Wikipedia

  • Ludovico of Casoria

    Italian Roman Catholic priest and a professed member of the Order of Friars Minor. Renowned social reformer who founded both the Grey Friars of Charity and the Grey Franciscan Sisters of Saint Elizabeth. Wikipedia

  • Maximilian Kolbe

    Polish Catholic priest and Conventual Franciscan friar who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. Amateur-radio station , and founding or running several other organizations and publications. Wikipedia

  • Francesc Palóu

    Spanish Franciscan missionary, administrator and historian on the Baja California Peninsula and in Alta California. Palóu made significant contributions to the Alta California and Baja California mission systems. Wikipedia

  • Francisco Garcés

    Spanish Franciscan friar who served as a missionary and explorer in the colonial Viceroyalty of New Spain. He explored much of the southwestern region of North America, including present day Sonora and Baja California in Mexico, and the U.S. states of Arizona and California. Wikipedia

  • Cosma Spessotto

    Italian Roman Catholic priest and member of the Order of Friars Minor. Sent to serve in the foreign missions in El Salvador in 1950, where he aided the faithful through evangelization and the construction of churches. Wikipedia

  • Portolá expedition

    Spanish voyage of exploration in 1769–1770 that was the first recorded European land entry and exploration of the interior of the present-day U.S. state of California. Led by Gaspar de Portolà, governor of Las Californias, the Spanish colonial province that included California, Baja California, and other parts of present-day Mexico and the United States. Wikipedia

  • Spanish missions in California

    Now the U.S. state of California. Founded by Catholic priests of the Franciscan order to evangelize the Native Americans, the missions led to the creation of the New Spain province of Alta California and were part of the expansion of the Spanish Empire into the most northern and western parts of Spanish North America. Wikipedia

  • Francis Solanus

    Spanish friar and missionary in South America, belonging to the Order of Friars Minor (the Franciscans), and is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Born 10 March 1549 in Montilla, the third child of Mateo Sánchez Solano and Ana Jiménez. Wikipedia

  • Fermín Lasuén

    Spanish Franciscan missionary to Alta California president of the Franciscan missions there, and founder of nine of the twenty-one Spanish missions in California. Sometimes called the "forgotten friar," Fermín Lasuén actually governed the California Mission system three years longer than his more famous predecessor, Junípero Serra. Wikipedia

  • Frédéric Janssoone

    French-born Franciscan friar and Catholic priest who worked in France, Egypt, Palestine and Quebec, where he died. Popular preacher who re-established the Order of Friars Minor in Canada. Wikipedia

  • El Camino Real (California)

    El Camino Real (Spanish; literally The Royal Road, often translated as The King's Highway), sometimes associated with Calle Real (within the US state of California), usually refers to the 600-mile (965-kilometer) road connecting the 21 Spanish missions in California (formerly Alta California), along with a number of sub-missions, four presidios, and three pueblos, stretching at its southern end from the San Diego area Mission San Diego de Alcalá, all of the way up to the trail's northern terminus at Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma, just north of San Francisco Bay. Considered to be a camino real. Wikipedia

  • New Spain

    Integral territorial entity of the Spanish Empire, established by Habsburg Spain during the Spanish colonization of the Americas. It covered a huge area that included much of North America, northern parts of South America and several Pacific Ocean archipelagos, namely the Philippines and Guam. Wikipedia

  • Josemaría Escrivá

    Spanish Roman Catholic priest who founded Opus Dei, an organization of laypeople and priests dedicated to the teaching that everyone is called to holiness by God and that ordinary life can result in sanctity. Canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II, who declared Josemaría should be "counted among the great witnesses of Christianity." Wikipedia

  • Francis of Assisi

    Italian Catholic friar, deacon, mystic, and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Wikipedia

  • Theophilus of Corte

    Italian Roman Catholic priest and a professed member from the Order of Friars Minor. Born. Wikipedia

  • Pope Pius X

    Head of the Catholic Church from August 1903 to his death in 1914. Known for vigorously opposing modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, promoting liturgical reforms and scholastic philosophy and theology. Wikipedia

  • Spanish missions in Baja California

    The Spanish missions in Baja California were a large number of religious outposts established by Catholic religious orders, the Jesuits, the Franciscans and the Dominicans, between 1683 and 1834 to spread the Christian doctrine among the Native Americans or Indians living on the Baja California peninsula. The missions gave Spain a valuable toehold in the frontier land, and introduced European livestock, fruits, vegetables, and industry into the region. Wikipedia

  • John of the Cross

    Spanish Catholic priest, mystic, and a Carmelite friar of converso origin. Major figure of the Counter-Reformation in Spain, and he is one of the thirty-six Doctors of the Church. Wikipedia

  • Nicholas Tavelic

    Croatian Franciscan friar and missionary who died a martyr's death in Jerusalem on November 14, 1391. Beatified as part of Nicholas Tavelic, O.F.M. and companions, which included friars from Italy and France. Wikipedia

  • Frei Galvão

    Brazilian friar of the Franciscan Order. Canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on May 11, 2007, becoming the first Brazilian-born saint. Wikipedia

  • Mission San Juan Capistrano

    Spanish mission in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California. Named for Saint John of Capistrano. Wikipedia

  • Padre Pio

    Italian friar, priest, stigmatist and mystic, now venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. Given the name of Pius when he joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Wikipedia

  • Italian Roman Catholic priest and a professed member of the Order of Friars Minor. Belvisotti made it his mission to help penitents in the sacrament of Reconciliation and also devoted himself to the care of the ill. Wikipedia

  • Roman Catholic priest from Sardinia and a professed member from the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. Recognized as a martyr in the Catholic church. Wikipedia

  • Basque Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order, and a missionary in California during the 18th century. Member of the Franciscan Province of Cantabria before he joined the missionary College of San Fernando de Mexico Wikipedia

  • Spanish friar of the Franciscan Order. Among the first group of Franciscan missionaries who arrived in the Islands on July 2, 1578. Wikipedia

  • Josep Tous Soler

    Spanish Roman Catholic priest and a professed member of the Order of Friars Minor - the Capuchin branch of the Franciscan Order. Upon becoming a friar he assumed the religious name of "Josep from Igualada" and went on to preach in across both Spain and France. Wikipedia

  • Théodore Guérin

    French-American saint and the foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, a congregation of Catholic sisters at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Pope John Paul II beatified Guérin on 25 October 1998, and Pope Benedict XVI canonized her a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church on 15 October 2006. Wikipedia

  • Mission Indians

    Mission Indians are the indigenous peoples of California who lived in Southern California and were forcibly relocated from their traditional dwellings, villages, and homelands to live and work at 15 Franciscan missions in Southern California and the Asistencias and Estancias established between 1796 and 1823 in the Las Californias Province of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Spanish explorers arrived on California's coasts as early as the mid-16th century. Wikipedia


Sentences forJunípero Serra

  • He in 1909 praised Junípero Serra as an "apostle, legislator, [and] builder" who advanced "the beginning of civilization in California."William Howard Taft-Wikipedia
  • More importantly, the 1769 expedition to settle Alta California under Gaspar de Portolà and Junípero Serra resulted in the first overland exploration of the northwestern portion of the state.Baja California-Wikipedia
  • The first successful missionary in the area was Jesuit Junípero Serra because colonial authorities began to militarily control the area.Querétaro-Wikipedia
  • From here, missionaries such as Junípero Serra set out on foot, as required by the Order, to establish missions as far away as Texas and California.Querétaro City-Wikipedia
  • In 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission_San_Gabriel_Arc%C3%A1ngel">Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area.Los Angeles-Wikipedia
  • Junipero Serra tackled the practical side of mission administration; working with the college of San Fernando, he had cattle, goats, sheep, and farming tools brought to the Sierra Gorda mission.Querétaro-Wikipedia

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