The Word Among Us

August 2015 Issue

All Over the Place for God

The blessed wanderings of St. Junípero Serra

By: Fr. Robert Barbato, OFM Cap

All Over the Place for God: The blessed wanderings of St. Junípero Serra by Fr. Robert Barbato, OFM Cap

“Look, honey, there’s that guy again!” I overheard a woman say to her husband. “He’s all over the place!” She was pointing to the statue of Fr. Junípero Serra, which stands in front of Mission Santa Inés, where I was pastor.

I smiled as I realized what a fitting tribute her words were. From a small island off the coast of Spain, this friar crossed oceans, mountain...

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