Rejoice in the Gospel of Freedom and Life

Posted by Stephen J. Binz on Jul 7, 2019 5:00:00 AM

A mural depicting emerging Catholicism in North America by Frank A. Martinez greets people entering the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. The rendering depicts figures from early 18th-century California, including St. Junipero Serra, right, and native people building the missions and harvesting crops. The central figure at the top is Mary. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec) As we embrace a multicultural Church, as it exists today in California and in our own local context, let us rejoice in the Gospel of freedom and life. As we celebrate our universal Christian faith, expressed through the values, languages, customs, art, music, and rituals of Native America, Spain, Mexico, and a host of Asian, African, and European cultures, we continue to follow in a special way the Camino of St. Junípero Serra.

–from Saint Junipero Serra's Camino: A Pilgrimage Guide to the California  Missions

Saint Junipero Serra's Camino


Categories: Pope Francis, Pilgrimage, Saint Junipero Serra