MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO-THE SWALLOWS MIRACLE-THE JEWEL OF THE MISSIONS

Mission San Juan Capistrano, the miracle of the swallows-The Jewel of the Missions The mission San Juan de Capistrano, California was founded 1776 by father Junipero Serra (Petra, Mallorca), with the help of Captain Fernando de Rivera. San Juan Capistrano, was the sixth mission founded in Californian lands, by Majorcan Franciscans  , the organization of this new California mission was the …

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FATHER SERRA-CALIFORNIA MISSIONS

In the footsteps of Father Serra– The California Missions–Petra–Majorca       I was 18 when I heard about Junípero Serra, the founder of the Missions of California. The first mission I visited was the one of San Rafael Archangel, the mission of the city that would be my home for a year. Although San Rafael was not directly founded …

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