Posts Tagged ‘Saint Junípero Serra’

A New Statue of Saint Junípero Serra and its Reminder to Always Move Forward

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Almost two years ago when Pope Francis visited our country, he canonized one of the greatest Catholic missionaries in this continent’s history, Father Junípero Serra, during an outdoor Mass held on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. More recently, on Pentecost Sunday, it was my great pleasure […] [Read more]

Saint Junípero Serra

Friday, July 1st, 2016

One of the most powerful moments from Pope Francis’ visit to Washington this past fall came at the Canonization Mass of Junípero Serra. The Holy Father stood on the east portico of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception looking out at a crowd of more than 25,000 people – the first […] [Read more]

Walking with Saint Junípero Serra to Proclaim the Good News

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has concluded his apostolic journey to the United States and returned to Rome, but the experience continues to live on in the hearts of many. The enthusiasm we saw from so many people from so many walks and sectors of life shows that there is a hunger for the Good […] [Read more]

A Look Back at the Visit of Pope Francis

Friday, September 25th, 2015

These last few days have been electrifying and jubilant with the visit of Pope Francis. The excitement for our Holy Father was evident here in our city, as it is wherever this humble pastor goes.  Truly this has been a moment of grace for our archdiocesan Church and the entire community, and as the host […] [Read more]