Gregório Amúrrio


Gregório Amúrrio

Father Gregório Amúrrio, O.F.M. was Catholic a priest of the Franciscan Order, and a Spanish missionary in California during the 18th century. A member of the Franciscan Province of Cantabria, Spain, he was one of twenty Franciscans who set out from the missionary College of San Fernando de Mexico in October, 1770 to labor in the Spanish missions in Baja California. In the summer of 1773 the Franciscans surrendered all missions on the Baja Peninsula to the Dominicans, after which Father Amúrrio along with five other friars volunteered to work the new missions in Upper California. Upon arrival in San Diego on August 30, Fray Amúrrio was assigned to Mission San Diego de Alcalá; the padre administered his first baptism that same day.

In May, 1774 Father Amúrrio was transferred to the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, registering his first baptism at that station on July 7. Father Presidente Junípero Serra appointed Father Amúrrio to accompany Father Fermín Lasuén in the founding of Mission San Juan Capistrano in October of 1775. However, a native uprising in San Diego forced the priests to abandon the site and flee to the safety of the San Diego Presidio. On November 1, 1776 Father Presidente Serra founded the mission San Juan Capistrano with Friars Amúrrio and Pablo de Mugártegui in attendance. Father Amúrrio conducted his first baptism in San Juan on December 19, 1776.

Ill health compelled Father Amúrrio to retire to the Missionary College in 1779.

References

*, pp. 212-213.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mission San Juan Capistrano — This article is about the mission in California. For the mission of the same name in Texas, see Mission San Juan Capistrano (Texas). Mission San Juan Capistrano Mission San Juan Capistrano, photochrom print by William Henry Jackson c. 1899.… …   Wikipedia

  • Mission San Juan Capistrano — Pour les articles homonymes, voir San Juan Capistrano (homonymie). La Mission San Juan Capistrano est une mission catholique qui se situe dans la ville de San Juan Capistrano entre Los Angeles et San Diego, en Californie. La mission San Juan… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vicente Fustér — Father Vicente Fustér, O.F.M. was Catholic a priest of the Franciscan Order, and a Spanish missionary in California during the 18th century. A member of the Franciscan Province of Cantabria, Spain, he was one of twenty Franciscans who set out… …   Wikipedia

  • College of San Fernando de Mexico — The College of San Fernando de Mexico was a Roman Catholic Franciscan missionary college, or seminary (Colegio Apostolico), founded in Mexico City by the Order of Friars Minor on October 15, 1734. The institution was established to provide… …   Wikipedia

  • Pablo de Mugártegui — Father Pablo de Mugártegui, O.F.M. was Catholic a priest of the Franciscan Order, and a Spanish missionary in California during the 18th century. As with Father Gregório Amúrrio, Father Mugártegui was a member of the Franciscan Province of… …   Wikipedia

  • Asesinatos cometidos por ETA desde la muerte de Francisco Franco — Anexo:Asesinatos cometidos por ETA desde la muerte de Francisco Franco Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Esta relación corresponde al número de víctimas mortales de la organización terrorista ETA desde la muerte del General Franco (1975) hasta la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Larrea (apellido) — Apellido originario de la provincia vasca de Álava, que desde fines de la Edad Media y principios de la moderna alcanzó gran difusión en las provincias Vascongadas, Navarra y la Montaña de Santander. Contenido 1 Origen y significado 2 Genealogía… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vitoria-Gasteiz — Cet article traite de la ville espagnole de Vitoria au Pays basque. Voir aussi Vitória (Brésil) et la page d homonymie Vitória  . Vitoria Gasteiz …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Club Deportivo Mirandés — CD Mirandés Nombre completo Club Deportivo Mirandés Apodo(s) Rojillos, Jabatos Fundación 3 de mayo de 1927 (84 años) Estadio …   Wikipedia Español

  • Eusko Alkartasuna — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Eusko Alkartasuna Secretario General Pello Urizar Portavoz Maiorga Ramírez …   Wikipedia Español