Abp. de Murville presents an historical and spiritual biography of Fr. Junipero Serra from his childhood days, to his time in Mexico, to his great missionary work in California. This work is a popular but thorough biography of the tireless Franciscan missionary who came to California to evangelize the Native Americans. He is truly the “Founder of California,” and as one of the pioneers who led to the founding of the United States, his larger than life-size statue stands in the hall of the U.S. Capitol.