Cynthia (Ištá Tȟó Tȟó) Coleman Emery's Blog
Lithograph of Junipera Serra and subjects
As a kid growing up in Southern California (we moved overseas when I was 10) we visited missions that dot the west, built by Spanish priests centuries ago.
I remember the missions reverently: made of adobe and tile that cooled the warm air, surrounded by olive and eucalyptus and madrone trees.
When I read this week that one of the mission’s founders is being considered for sainthood, I recalled the cool missions we visited, smelling the fragrance of the shrubs.
Turns out the stories we heard as kids missed a chunk of truth.
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