the film retraces the steps of the legendary Father Junipero Serra and Father Fermin Lasuen as they established the elaborate chain of California Missions. As the film tours the histroical 21 missions it examine the history and events that made each and everyone a unique and dramatic drama and adventure. The resolve of the early Franciscan Padres to christianize the native Americans of 18th century California not only developed in to controversy, but resulted in the birth of some of America's greatest cities.
David J. Adams
These historic Missions beautifully define the California of today while recapturing the spirit of it's legendary past
Did You Know?
Director R.J. Adams succeeded in convincing all 21 missions to permit filming inside the churches. As a result The Missions of California is the only video currently on the market today that features the interiors of all 21 missions. See more
The four priests walking thru the garden of Mission San Luis Rey and referred to as Franciscans are actually Dominicans. See more