July 01, 2006

1 July A.D. 1769

. . . the day the priest Blessed Junipero Serra, O.F.M., traveling from the south, entered what is now California of the United States of America; the Church in the U.S.A. celebrates today as his memorial. On the sixteenth day of this month he planted a cross on what is now called Presidio Hill in San Diego, celebrating Mass and dedicating the first mission in California.


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