Soon after Pope Francis announced in January 2015 that Junípero Serra would be canonized, I began a journey of discovery. Readers of my first book know the impetus. I am grateful for the following in 2020 in, what a colleague and friend of mine called, my apostolate.
I am very grateful to all others who have supported me along the way. I began this enterprise to help people understand that California mission history can help inform the mind and soul. Since May 2018, I have also learned that it can impact the physical, or body (more on that below). I hope that I have been able to inform you in some way.
The year 2020 has been a challenge for all of us. I hope that you have called on St. Junipero Serra. He can help teach us how to overcome adversity. He continues to inspire me to share his story with others. Here is a recap of how I did so in 2020.
- Hard copies of my books have sold in 9 countries, including all 50 U.S. states + D.C. My first book was made available in braille through Xavier Society for the Blind.
- I was interviewed by the following:
I had a wonderful time sharing the story of my 800 mile pilgrimage on the California Missions Trail with the people at Spirit Juice Studios, the production company for the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. I look forward to sharing the video with the world. Stay tuned!
- I continued writing in the following:
- I finished my pilgrimage of the 800+ mile California Missions Trail (the subject of my forthcoming book, Pilgrimage: In Search of the REAL California Missions). I raised over $2000. on Facebook’s Support Nonprofit and GoFundMe for my cause, Mission San Antonio de Padua.
- The petition to nominate Pablo Tac for the cause of canonization is nearing 400 signatures!
- I was a guest speaker at the following:
Serra Club of Bridgeport (CT).
LA (Lower Alabama) Catholic Morning Show with Michelle and Todd, WNGL 1410 AM, Mobile. AL.
Youtube channel podcast Sensus Fidelium with Steve Cunningham.
St. Gregory Church, San Mateo, CA, 3rd grade Religious Education class, Distance Learning.
Merry Christmas! ¡Feliz Navidad! عيد ميلاد سعيد!Maligayang Pasko! Bon Nadal! Feliz Natal! Fröhliche Weihnachten!Felicem natalem Christi! Happy New Year! ¡Feliz año nuevo! สวัสดีปีใหม่! Maligayang bagong taon! Bon any nou! Felice anno nuovo! Bonne année!
Saint Junípero Serra and Pablo Tac, pray for us!
¡Siempre adelante y nunca para atrás! #GoGoStJunipero