Saints similar to or like Junípero Serra

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Sentences forJunípero Serra

  • As President Taft in 1909 went to California to praise Father 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
  • In 1777, Father Junipero Serra established the Mission Santa Clara de Asis, whose northern boundary was San Francisquito Creek and whose lands included modern Palo Alto.Palo Alto, California-Wikipedia
  • It was dedicated by Padre Fermín Lasuén, who succeeded Padre Junipero Serra as the second president and founder of the California Franciscan Mission Chain.Santa Barbara, California-Wikipedia
  • In 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area.Los Angeles-Wikipedia
  • After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Junipero Serra named the area Valle de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne).Orange County, California-Wikipedia
  • The land party was met at Monterey by Junípero Serra who traveled by sea.Monterey, California-Wikipedia
  • Lasuén was the successor to Franciscan Padre Junípero Serra and founded 9 of the 21 extant California Missions along the coast.Basques-Wikipedia
  • Founded in 1772 by Spanish Franciscan Junípero Serra, San Luis Obispo is one of California's oldest European-founded communities.San Luis Obispo, California-Wikipedia
  • Also on this expedition was Father Junípero Serra, who later founded a mission on this site.Ventura County, California-Wikipedia
  • Junípero Serra founded the first mission of Alta California in nearby San Diego.Tijuana-Wikipedia
  • In January of that year, Saint Junipero Serra, a Spanish Franciscan friar, established Mission Santa Clara as the eighth of 21 Alta California missions.Santa Clara University-Wikipedia
  • After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolá, an expedition out of San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico, led by Father Junípero Serra, named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne).Orange, California-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
  • After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolá out of Mexico City, then capital of New Spain, Friar Junípero Serra named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne, or Santa Ana Valley).Santa Ana, California-Wikipedia
  • In 1777, Mission Santa Clara was founded by Franciscan missionary Padre Junipero Serra and was originally located in San Jose (near what is now the San Jose International Airport runway).Sunnyvale, California-Wikipedia
  • After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Junípero Serra named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne).Costa Mesa, California-Wikipedia
  • Spanish missionaries under Father Junipero Serra founded Mission San Luis Rey de Francia on a former site of a Luiseño Indian village on the banks of the San Luis Rey River.Oceanside, California-Wikipedia
  • The first successful missionary in the area was Jesuit Junípero Serra because colonial authorities began to militarily control the area.Querétaro-Wikipedia
  • During the Spanish Empire expansion throughout the world, specifically in 1769, Franciscan Junípero Serra received orders from Spain to bring the Catholic faith to the natives of (Alta California); the idea was to unify the empire under the same religion and language.San Luis Obispo, California-Wikipedia
  • Father Junípero Serra, founded the first missions in Spanish upper Las Californias, starting with Mission San Diego de Alcalá in 1769.Colonial history of the United States-Wikipedia
  • An initial overland expedition to San Diego from the south was led by the soldier Fernando Rivera and included the Franciscan missionary, explorer, and chronicler Juan Crespí, followed by a second party led by the designated governor Gaspar de Portolà and including the mission president (and now saint) Junípero Serra.San Diego-Wikipedia
  • Father Junipero Serra founded the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in 1772 and downtown San Luis Obispo grew around the Mission.San Luis Obispo County, California-Wikipedia
  • The first Alta California mission and presidio were established by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra and Gaspar de Portolá in San Diego in 1769.Alta California-Wikipedia
  • Much of the evangelization efforts in the Sierra Gorda area was done by Junípero Serra.Querétaro-Wikipedia
  • Junípero Serra, first leader of the Franciscans in California, founded Mission San Buenaventura in 1782 as his ninth and last mission established near the Chumash village as part of Spain's colonization of Alta California.Ventura, California-Wikipedia
  • Other famous members of the Franciscan family include Anthony of Padua, François Rabelais, Alexander of Hales, Giovanni da Pian del Carpini, Pio of Pietrelcina, Maximilian Kolbe, Pasquale Sarullo, Mamerto Esquiú, Gabriele Allegra, Junipero Serra, Father Simpliciano of the Nativity, Mychal F. Judge, Fray Angelico Chavez, Anton Docher, Joseph of Cupertino, Benedict Groeschel and Leonard of Port Maurice.Franciscans-Wikipedia
  • The Major League Baseball team San Diego Padres have the Swinging Friar ("padre" is also a Spanish word for the priestly title "father"; in 1769 San Diego was founded by Spanish Franciscan friars under Junípero Serra).Friar-Wikipedia
  • The Spanish did not attempt to colonize the area until 1770, when Gaspar de Portolà, along with Franciscan priests Junípero Serra and Juan Crespí, visited the area in search of a mission site.Carmel-by-the-Sea, California-Wikipedia
  • Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo was founded on 3 June 1770 in the nearby settlement of Monterey, but was relocated to Carmel Valley by Junípero Serra due to interactions between soldiers stationed at the nearby Presidio and the native Indians.Carmel-by-the-Sea, California-Wikipedia

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