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Biography of Junípero Serra


Junípero Serra (1713–1784) was a Spanish missionary in America. Miguel José Serra was born in Petra on the island of Mallorca on Nov. 24, 1713. He entered the Franciscan order, taking the name Junípero, in September 1730 and was ordained in 1738. He quickly won recognition as a professor of philosophy and as a pulpit orator.

Junípero Serra

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