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Mission San Diego de Alcala – San Diego, California

First Mission, first cemetery, first martyr Mission San Diego was the location for all of these firsts in California.  Established on Presidio Hill on July 16, 1769, the mission was almost lost before it began.  After a difficult winter, the padres and soldiers were near starvation.  Fr. Serra enlisted the entire group to offer a novena to St. Joseph, the…

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