Saint Junipero Serra

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America’s next saint will be the man who evangelized California and is associated with the beginnings of Los Angeles. Pope Francis announced...

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Thumbnail 20171002t1019 11945 cns red mass washington A new spirit of compassion and cooperation

Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrated the Red Mass in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 1. The Red Mass is held prior to the beginning of each new term of...

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When movie directors want us to know that a church is Catholic, what do they show? Art. The camera scans a row of stained-glass windows...

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More than 230 years after its founding, Mission San Buenaventura hosted a combined celebration Nov. 21 that recognized Christ’s call to evangelize...

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Next week, Pope Francis makes a private pilgrimage to Assisi. He is going to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Our Lord’s appearance to St....

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Thumbnail edith hoffman 12 04 1 Edith Hoffman: Setting Serra’s canonization into motion

She was one of Ventura County’s leading philanthropists of the 20th century, a member of a pioneering family in the county (and city), and the...

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Thumbnail archbishop jos horacio gmez 3 of los angeles at a press briefing on the synod of bishops in vatican city oct 22 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna 10 22 15 For Archbishop Gómez, mercy makes Christians credible

Bogotá, Colombia, Aug 31, 2016 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christian mercy has the power to break down the barriers of a changing world where...

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Thumbnail msgr sal pilato How Catholic education forms mind, body and soul

On behalf of Archbishop Gomez, I extend congratulations to you, the 2016 graduating class.  Catholic education helps to form the whole person by...

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Thumbnail ourladyofguadalupe losangeles In the eyes of Our Lady of Guadalupe

As I write, we have just concluded the first of our celebrations for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was a blessing to see so many of you —...

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Thumbnail st junipero serra Introducing ‘Always Forward’

I don’t wear a watch. It’s not so much a matter of fashion as it is of redundancy: I’m typically within a two-foot range of my iPhone, which...

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Thumbnail 20170704t1618 0193 cns convocation mass closing Lessons From the Peripheries: The Joy of the Gospel and our Continental Mission

The following is the text of the talk given by Archbishop José H. Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angelesat the the Convocation of Catholic...

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Thumbnail 20150316cnsto0002 Mercy alone is credible: Pope Francis and the continental mission in the Americas

The following is taken from Archbishop José H. Gomez’s address during the Aug. 27-30 Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy on the American Continent...

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Thumbnail extraordinaryjubileeofmercy Mercy: A mission of Christian love for the Americas

BOGOTA, Colombia — “Faced with a divided world which is in search of unity, we must proclaim with joy and firm faith that God is communion, Father,...

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Thumbnail junipero serra tapestry Mission San Buenaventura honors St. Junípero Serra with tapestry

Mission San Buenaventura will honor its founding father with the image of the saint on a woven tapestry, permanently on display at the...

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Los Angeles was founded 234 years ago, on Sept. 4, 1781, with a Mass and a procession, calling out to the Blessed Mother for her protection of the...

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The great literary writer, Carl Sandberg, once observed: “Show me the way that America esteems its pioneers and I will show you the persons most...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 401954821 St. Junípero Serra: A role model for evangelization

Ecclesial historians are notorious for providing answers to unasked questions. An example would be the recent canonization of Fray Junípero...

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Thumbnail angelus edie littlefield sundby mission walker ‘The Mission Walker’: Back on El Camino Real

“I’m not sure it’s possible to walk or ride a mule through the Sierras. No one has been on the old El Camino Real since before God was a...

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