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The Apostle of California: Father Junipero Serra

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:30 pm to 5 pm

3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211

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This lecture by history professor George Yagi will seek to show you how a renowned academic turned his back on a life of fame and prestige to venture into the wilderness of the New World to serve as a humble missionary.

Famous for establishing the California Missions, Father Junípero Serra was a remarkable man whose achievements spanned across two worlds. Prior to his arrival in California, he was an established academic at Lullian University on the island of Mallorca in Spain. A brilliant scholar, he had secured a professorship at the age of 24.


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