By Marion F. Sullivan

Published by St. Paul Books & Media

1988, Soft Cover, 162 Pages

This vivid biography brings us into close touch with the personality, heritage and struggles of the Apostle of California. A warm, sensitive and compassionate man, Junipero Serra recognized the human dignity of the native Americans, each of whom he saw as a free and responsible individual with the right to perfect his or her talents and live in the hope of an eternal destiny.

Serra devoted his life to the Indians’ material and spiritual welfare – and had to confront much opposition. Perhaps in his difficulties we can see our own. Perhaps in reading of his love of God and neighbor, his determination and spirit of prayer, we can find help for our own solutions. (From the Back Cover)