On September 23rd of this year, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, will raise to the altars the great missionary of California, Fr. Junipero Serra. This devoted man of God did so much in establishing the missions in California - desiring to bring Jesus Christ to all and truly loving the native peoples. May he be an example to all of us, because if you are baptized, you are a missionary!
Mother and the novices are going on pilgrimage to Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel in honor of the newly canonized Saint. Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel is where Fr. Serra is buried, and the Sisters will join in venerating his relics, a procession, assist at Holy Mass, and attend a celebration. The canonization and pilgrimage are particularly special for us because one of our Sisters is Sister Maria Serra. What a joy and honor this will be!
Saint Junipero Serra, pray for us!
*Update! Click here for pictures of our pilgrimage.*