The instructor is identified in the archives only as Miss May, a "visiting Baptist leader."
Vachon also returned to the church that same month to document its Sunday School. There, he turned the lens from the teachers to the children:
For many Native Americans, however, Serra is no saint. The Indians who joined the missions that Serra built were forced to shed their own culture, including their religion, dress and food. Thousands of them died prematurely from diseases common in Europe ...
Treated as a hero by many in California, Serra established Catholic missions along its coast as he marched north with Spanish conquistadors. A statue of him stands in the U.S. Capitol, where each state is allowed two statues. Some historians and the Catholic Church focus on Serra’s dedication to Native Americans, while others say he oversaw and even contributed to a system that mistreated tribes.In the mass, Francis spoke of Junipero Serra as an embodiment of the church that brings the "reconciling tenderness of God" to the world. He also talked about the missionary's efforts to protect the natives from the violence of the colonizers, from the mistreatment and wrong "which today still trouble us."
Mama got a look at you and got a little worried
Papa got a look at you and got a little worried
Pastor got a look and said, 'Ya'll had better hurry'
Send her off to a little Bible College in Missouri
And now you come back sayin' you know a little bit about
Everything they ever seemed to hope you'd never figure out
Eve ate the apple 'cause the apple was sweet
What kinda God would ever keep a girl
From getting what she needs?