Chimes of Mission Bells; an historical sketch of California and her missions - Maria Antonia Field

Chimes of Mission Bells; an historical sketch of California and her missions

By Maria Antonia Field

  • Release Date: 1885-01-01
  • Genre: United States

Description

Junipero Serra, whose name and labors may be termed a compendium of Christian virtues, was born on November 24, 1713, in Petra, a village of the picturesque Island of Majorca, on the northeastern coast of Spain, and a part of the Province of fair Catalonia, one of the most valuable and beautiful portions of Spain. This child, around whom our story clusters was baptized on the day following his birth, and received the names of Miguel José. His parents were poor people from a material standpoint, but gifted with a rich heritage of the noblest, and sublimest character; qualities which make the Spanish peasant so delightful.