Biography of Junipero Serra – the saint to be canonized today by Pope Francis


One of the main public events for Pope Francis today is the mass of canonization for Blessed Junipero Serra to be celebrated by Pope Francis on the grounds of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  This is the first time ever a Pope will celebrate a canonization in the United States.

To learn more about (about to be Saint) Junipero Serra, the apostle to California, visit

To follow along at mass, you can download the official worship aid at (This is a large document containing all of the liturgical texts for all of the public liturgies during the entire trip to Cuba and the United States.)