Occasional Pilgrim: Walking with Junipero Serra

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The mission is known for its campanario, a 46-foot-high wall of five bells. The bells rang the times for prayers, work, sleep and rising for the mission's friars and neophytes. The largest, seen on the bottom right, is the Mater Dolorosa (Sad Mother) and weighs 1,200 pounds. Religion News Service photo by Kimberly Winston

The mission is known for its campanario, a 46-foot-high wall of five bells. The bells rang the times for prayers, work, sleep and rising for the mission's friars and neophytes. The largest, seen on the bottom right, is the Mater Dolorosa (Sad Mother) and weighs 1,200 pounds. Religion News Service photo by Kimberly Winston

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(RNS) Walk with Religion News Service through Mission San Diego de Alcala, the first mission Junipero Serra founded in California. Pope Francis will canonize Serra on Wednesday (Sept. 23).