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The Saint of Gulags

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The Mission, Texas 1987
The Mission, Texas 1987
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Saint Junipero Sera "was a Roman Catholic Spanish Franciscan friar who founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco, in what was then Alta California in the Province of Las Californias in New Spain. He began in San Diego on July 16, 1769, and established his headquarters near the Presidio of Monterey, but soon moved a few miles south to establish Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo in today's Carmel, California.[3]

The missions were primarily designed to bring the Catholic faith to the native peoples. Other aims were to integrate the neophytes into Spanish society, and to train them to take over ownership and management of the land...Serra was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 25, 1988, and canonized by Pope Francis on September 23, was the first canonization ceremony to be held in the country." wikipedia

The Saint of Gulags

Oye Junipero!

Oye Junipero!

No me chingas Junipero!

The small Indian people

would have said

They had no Spanish

Junipero had no

understanding of

a world



Flogging his belly

with chains

he thought

of dulces


his mothers


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