A Day in the History of Mission San Diego11/05/2016
November 5 marks the 241st anniversary of the martyrdom of Father Luis Jayme. On that date in 1775, 600-800 Native People descended upon the Mission and began to raid the parish grounds. A fire started and Father Luis Jayme, who had had great rapport with the Native People associated with this Mission, ran out to them crying, “Amar a Dios, hijos” (Love God, my children) his customary greeting.
Father Jayme was killed and became California’s first Christian martyr. Father Jayme is buried in the Mission Sanctuary where a red candle burns perpetually. The large white cross in front of the Mission marks the place where he was killed.
We invite you to stop by the cross on the east side of the front driveway and offer a prayer for his noble soul.
Date(s) - 11/05/2016
Time(s) - All Day
Mission San Diego de Alcalá
10818 San Diego Mission Road
San Diego, CA 92108