Serrans Celebrate St. Junípero Serra Canonization

Junipero Serra Canonization Mass

We have a new saint! After decades of prayer by Serrans and other Catholics, our patron, Franciscan missionary Father Junípero Serra, was canonized by Pope Francis at a special Mass in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Serrans from across the U.S. and 10 other countries joined an estimated 24,000 faithful converging on the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the first canonization Mass celebrated in the United States. It was the largest public event during the Pope’s wildly popular three-day visit to Washington.


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