The Apostle of California: Father Junipero Serra
Tuesday, June 12 at 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Janet Leigh Theatre
3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211
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.