Religion: Sainthood for Serra?

Like beads in a great rosary 700 miles long, from San Diego in the south to Sonoma in the north stand 21 missions which in the 18th Century Fray Junipero Serra and his followers built to God's glory in California. Two are in ruins, one has become a museum, the others are partially restored and used for religious services. The Jesuits had evangelized Lower California from the time they appeared in the New World, but by 1767 —six years before the Order was suppressed by the Pope because of secular outcries against it—the black-cassocked...

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