Who Was Saint Junipero Serra?

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Who Was Saint Junipero Serra? by Christian Clifford

70 pages perfect bound first edition. 

This is an excellent book for teaching young adults about this saint.

Saint Junípero Serra was baptized the day he was born because it was believed he would not live long. He would live to be 70 years old and accomplish great things. He travelled thousands of miles, often in great physical pain, to bring a transformative message. Against great odds, he never gave up! He spoke out against injustice, showed great mercy, was a pioneer, and a man of true grit. Young and old alike will find this story about his life a truly inspiring one. 

Who Was Saint Junípero Serra? “. . . affectionately speaks to the many dimensions of the Serra experience as it continues to the present day.” 
Most Reverend Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego

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  • 5

    Posted by Daniel P. Horan, OFM on Aug 15th 2017

    Christian Clifford has made the story of Franciscan Saint Junípero Serra, OFM, come alive for a new generation of young people. With original illustrations that accompany the creative vignettes from the various vantage points of those Serra would have encountered during his life, this book captures the imagination and informs the mind. This is an excellent companion for students learning about Saint Junípero and the California Missions!

    Daniel P. Horan, OFM

    Catholic Theological Union (Chicago), and author, Francis of Assisi and the Future of Faith.

  • 5

    Posted by Maureen Pratt on Aug 15th 2017

    In his new book, Who Was Saint Junipero Serra?, author Christian Clifford provides readers with a thoughtful and very accessible look at not only the life of the Saint, but also the world in which he grew up and eventually came to evangelize. Through his excellent researching, the author allows the voices of others who were with the Mallorcan missionary to contribute to the fabric of the story, and helps the reader gain insight into the multiple sides of some of the controversies surrounding St. Junípero’s work. The structure of the book lends itself well to classroom study, but even readers who are not in school should appreciate this addition to the Saint Junipero Serra library. With nicely rendered illustrations by Kelsey Lansang.

    Maureen Pratt, author of Don’t Panic!: How to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough (Franciscan Media)ia

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