On Oct. 12, 2020, a group of activists defaced and pulled down a statue of St. Junipero Serra on private property at Mission San Rafael Arcángel in San Rafael, about 20 miles north of San Francisco.
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While St. Junípero Serra is widely known as California’s greatest missionary, his successor, Padre Fermín de Lasuén, is largely unknown.
Felony Vandalism charges have been filed against five people, in connection with last month’s destruction of a statue in San Rafael, California.
The Marin County district attorney filed charges over the vandalism of a statue depicting St. Junípero Serra at Mission San Rafael last month.
From the Mystery of the Cross to the Mystery of the Padres’ Gold, Chuck Bodnar became the keeper of San Juan Capistrano’s hidden and still-unsolved secrets.
This marks the second time that Archbishop Cordileone has performed an exorcism in connection with a destroyed statue of St. Junipero Serra in the Bay Area.
Father Noel Moholy, a Franciscan friar and historian, reminded the world about Father Serra’s accomplishments and championed his cause.
In September, the painting was discovered intact under a burnt crossbeam, having suffered only minor damage.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is set to offer exorcism prayers at the statue’s former site Oct. 17.