Fray Junipero Serra was born in Petra, Mallorca, Spain, November 24, 1713 and died in Monterey, California, August 28, 1784. Today marks three hundred years since his birth.
This statue of Father Junipero Serra was given to the National Statuary Hall Collection by California in 1931. He is recognized as one of the most important Spanish missionaries in the New World, the evangelist of California and one of the fathers of the American Homeland.
|La primera estatua por la izquierda es la de Junípero Serra,|
el único no norteamericano en el Capitolio de Washington.
The first statue to the left is of Junipero Serra,
the only non-American one in the Capitol of Washington.