March 12, 2015

Los Californianos supports upcoming canonization of Fray Junipero Serra

WHEREAS the nonprofit organization, Los Californianos, founded in 1969, is dedicated to 
preserving the heritage of early Hispanic Californians in Alta California; to conducting 
research on genealogy and on civil, religious, military, and cultural activities in Alta 
California; and to providing an accurate and authentic interpretation of Alta California's 
history by such means as the Board of Directors may prescribe; and

WHEREAS the organization's regular membership is composed of descendants of the 
settlers of Alta California prior to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on February 2, 1848 
and their spouses; and

WHEREAS many of the regular members of Los Californianos had ancestors in Alta 
California during the time that Fray Junipero Serra (1713-1784) established the first nine 
of the ultimate 21 Catholic Missions in Alta California; and

WHEREAS Fray Serra is considered a holy man and great evangelizer by Pope Francis; and

WHEREAS Pope Francis has announced his intent to canonize Fray Serra during his 
September 2015 trip to the United States: Therefore be it

RESOLVED that the Los Californianos will reaffirm their dedication to the above enumerated 
activities and to enhance these activities at this auspicious time invite other descendants of the settlers of Alta California prior to 1848 to join our organization in this effort.

Potential members should refer to the Website for further information.


Sherwood E. Milleman, President
              17 February 2015