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Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel, CA) - Mora Chapel, cenotaph - Fray Fermín Lasuén
Fray Fermín Lasuén as depicted on a cenotaph made for Fray Juniperro Serra

Fermín de Francisco Lasuén de Arasqueta (Vitoria (Spain), June 7, 1736 – Mission de San Carlos (California), June 26, 1803) was a Basque Franciscan missionary to Alta California president of the Franciscan missions there, and founder of nine of the twenty-one Spanish missions in California.

Missions founded by Fray Fermín Lasuén

  • Mission Santa Barbara (1786)
  • Mission La Purísima Concepción (1787)
  • Mission Santa Cruz (1791)
  • Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (1791)
  • Mission San José (1797)
  • Mission San Juan Bautista (1797)
  • Mission San Miguel Arcángel (1797)
  • Mission San Fernando Rey de España (1797)
  • Mission San Luis Rey de Francia (1798)

He also oversaw the expansion of many of the California mission sites and helped many other missions like Mission San Gabriel Arcángel.


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