Junípero Serra

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    a community of students, or just simply listening more than talking. With each life experience, we grow more responsible as we are faced with new challenges as an individual, a member of a student body, a community or a nation. We, as leaders, must be willing to take on these trials and support others through their trying times. At Junipero Serra High School, I have become a leader, a caretaker and most of all a friend to anyone who needs one. I have strived to be a thoughtful leader when rowing on the crew team, helping the elderly and am dedicated to leaving my mark on Serra and our local community. Joining the crew team my freshman year…

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    book, “California a History”, he discusses how, “Indian resistance was immediate. The very first mission Serra established was burned down within months. In 1775 there was an even more violent attack on the San Diego mission, and the resident Franciscan there was murdered.” (Starr, 41). This account shows that the Indians refused to be secularized and revolted through burning down a few of the missions. I think that this happened primarily because they were afraid to change because their…

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    about Father Junipero Serra, uploaded to iLearn on August 28, 2015, weigh in on the current debate of whether or not our current Pope Francis should canonize Father Serra. After reading the two article, choose a side and, in your own words, argue it based on the beliefs, practices, and goals of the California missions system under Father Serra. There is no correct side, but you must definitively choose one side or the other and solidly argue whatever position you choose. In addition to the…

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    standing in the historical landmark, Mission San Juan Capistrano. Before me is the long courtyard rooms that create the perimeter of the mission, a small garden in the entrance with multiple trails, a beautiful, tall, octagonal fountain filled with green lily pads and white blossomed flowers, and to the left, standing high is what looks like a destroyed temple. Various little trails that all lead to different sections. The Mission San Juan Capistrano was the seventh mission, which was founded…

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    decided to colonize and move forward with their mission plan. From this I understood that the Spanish government was looking for good shores or land to settle in and land that had friendly Native Americans who were willing to negotiate and trade with the Spanish. This can relate back to how nations in the past made decisions and how present nations still make their decisions. A nation is only going to get involved into another nation if they believe that they will make a profit in some way for…

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    California Missions were a staple of religious and cultural expression. As previously, discussed the missions were established to help expand Spain’s influence in the New World. Through financial support from King Carlos III of Spain, missionaries such as Father Junipero Serra were sent to California to create missions and colonize the Native Americans. With the promise of shelter and food Native Americans were given incentives to convert to Catholicism and join the mission system in exchange…

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