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sargentodiaz

Sep 21, 2014, 2:03 PM

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18th Century Jesuit California

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While doing research on my historical novel about 18th Century California, I came across an amazing book written in the latter part of that century by a Jesuit priest who had spent 17 years serving in an isolated mission in Baja California.

Observations in Lower California by Johann Jakob Baegert, S.J. Published in 1772 and available online @ http://publishing.cdlib.org/....id=0;doc.view=print is an amazing work giving a first-hand account of what life was like. As an example he indicates the problem with the language of the people who lived there. In many families the husband spoke one language, the wife another. He even describes the rocks and plants or lack of them.

This is an amazing work and is giving me great insight into what my main character, Captain Don Fernando de Rivera has to contend with.

For Information about Antigua y Nueva California, check out my blog, Father Serra's Legacy @ http://msgdaleday.blogspot.com

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sargentodiaz

Nov 15, 2014, 1:46 PM

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Re: [sargentodiaz] 18th Century Jesuit California

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Captain Rivera Meets Father Baegert

This is all part of my posts about the history of the Jesuits in Baja California.

For those who have followed it, I have posted the story of the newly arrived Jesuit who goes to Mission San Luis Gonzaga and spends the next 17 years there.

The most recent blog post related the meeting of the two.

I hope you enjoy it @ http://msgdaleday.blogspot.com
For Information about Antigua y Nueva California, check out my blog, Father Serra's Legacy @ http://msgdaleday.blogspot.com


sargentodiaz

Jan 6, 2015, 1:27 PM

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Re: [sargentodiaz] 18th Century Jesuit California

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Explained why I've left poor Father Baegert hanging at the ruins of what is left of Mision San Luis Gonzaga after unusually heavy rains.

Old computer gave up the ghost and trying very hard to become accustomed to the new Dell Inspiron with Windows 8.1 and the new keyboard.

Hope to get back to it this upcoming weekend.
For Information about Antigua y Nueva California, check out my blog, Father Serra's Legacy @ http://msgdaleday.blogspot.com


sargentodiaz

Jan 14, 2015, 1:03 PM

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After somewhat of a delay, I've finally returned to the trial and travails of poor Father Baegert and his efforts to teach Christianity and make the mission of San Luis Gonzaga a working and self-supporting industry,
For Information about Antigua y Nueva California, check out my blog, Father Serra's Legacy @ http://msgdaleday.blogspot.com
 
 
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