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The little man born this day in the small farming village of Petra on the island of Majorca is probably still seeking to convert nonbelievers in the afterlife. I don't know who or what he's not the patron saint of but, in my humble opinion it should be missionaries. Of all beliefs.


Some vocal detractors try to belittle his zeal and love for those who came to the baptismal fonts of he and his fellow Franciscan friars. But, no one can diminish his dedication that allowed him to overcome his frailties to walk endless miles to bring hope to those with none and eliminate their sunrise to sunset struggles to simply feed themselves and their young. To be able to protect themselves from storm, flood, and pestilence and live a better life.


Perhaps looking down upon this world, he shakes his head at the fuss and still begs forgiveness for what he sees as his sins and weakness.


Read more about Saint Junipero @ Father Serra's Legacy

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I've inherited a small condo on the island of Majorca. My great uncle, a jazz drummer of little fame left it to me last year when he died at 92.

I've never been to Spain, but when I do eventually go, I'll look this guy up.

He sounds like my kind of guy.
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I've inherited a small condo on the island of Majorca. My great uncle, a jazz drummer of little fame left it to me last year when he died at 92.

I've never been to Spain, but when I do eventually go, I'll look this guy up.

He sounds like my kind of guy.
The church in Petra where he was baptized has a plaque dedicated to him.
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