Newman Nights: Junipero Serra

Junipero Serra's Approach to the Native Peoples of the Californias

Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30pm in Old Union, CIRCLE Common Room

The canonization of Junipero Serra has raised a thorny issue: how do you assess a man? Was he a Catholic saint or a Spanish oppressor? At our first Newman Nights lecture of the year, Dr. Rose Marie Beebe and Dr. Robert Senkewicz will attempt to illuminate the man himself and his mission from a historical perspective.

Dr. Rose Marie Beebe is Professor of Spanish Literature, and Dr. Robert Senkewicz is Professor of History, both at Santa Clara University. They have collaborated on a number of books on the history of Spanish and Mexican California. Their latest volume is Junipero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015). They have received numerous teaching and scholarship awards at Santa Clara, as well as awards from The Bancroft Library, the Historical Society of Southern California, the California Mission Studies Association, and the California Council for the Promotion of History.

Newman Nights is a series of occasional presentations on topics drawn from the full breadth and depth of Catholic theology. This program is designed to be of interest to all members of our community. This lecture is open...

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Undergrad Fall Retreat

"Encounter Joy"

Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18
Join fellow students to reflect, relax and make life-long friendships during our weekend away. There will be a long break on Saturday afternoon to use for a nap, a hike or homework. There is limited space so sign up today for a special discounted price (includes transportation, delicious food, accommodations and fun!).

The fee is $40.00. Sign up and pay online

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~ Phillipians 1:1-2