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Campus Statue of St. Junipero Serra

To celebrate His Holiness Pope Francis’s canonization of California’s patron, St. Junipero Serra, Wendy-Irene (Grimm ’99) Zepeda has written the following hymn:

To the tune of “For All the Saints”

O faithful saint! Apostle to the West!
Founder of missions, striving without rest!
With you we sing, Junipero the blest:
Siempre adelante! Siempre adelante!

Though suffering illness, violence and fear,
You gave His love to those God brought you near;
Your footsore journeys spoke the Gospel clear!
Siempre adelante! Siempre adelante!

Come, ring the bell you rang in days of yore,
Come, plant the Cross again upon our shore!
Bring California to Christ’s heart once more!
Siempre adelante! Siempre adelante!

 St. Junipero Serra, pray for us!