July 1 - Blessed Junipero Serra


Blessed Junipero Serra entered the Franciscan order at a very young age and was sent on mission to the New World. He traveled throughout California establishing missions in locations that still bear the same name he gave them: San Diego, Santa Clara, San Luis Obispo, San Juan Capistrano, San Gabriel… After walking for countless miles, Junipero died in Mission San Carlos in 1784. "All my life I have wanted to be a missionary. I have wanted to carry the gospel message to those who have never heard of God and the kingdom he has prepared for them."-Bl. Junipero

Where would you take the gospel? How do you think God is calling you to do this today through your daily obligations?


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