Tejano History

Casanas De Jesus Maria, Francisco

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CASAÑAS DE JESÚS MARÍA, FRANCISCO (1656?–1696). Fray Francisco Casañas de Jesús María was born of noble parents about 1656 in Barcelona, Spain. He joined the Franciscans and in 1682 was selected as one of the first members of the College of Santa Cruz de Querétaro. He did mission work in Mexico City, Veracruz, San Juan de Ulloa, Campeche, and Mérida.

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