Guadalupe Mission of San Jose - San Jose, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 21.165 W 121° 50.685
10S E 602314 N 4134631
Quick Description: A new plaque at a historic church in San Jose.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2013 9:23:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMJGZK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
Views: 2

Long Description:
The plaque was unveiled this weekend. The church is behind Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in San Jose's East Side.

"Our Lady o Guadalupe Chapel was established in 1953 by a Spanish speaking community of Catholic faithful led by father Donald McDonnell, a member of the San Francisco archdiocese's "Spanish mission band." Here father McDonnell befriended a young Cesar Chavez and introduced his to a universe of writings about spirituality, labor rights, human rights and social justice. Father McDonnell also introduced Chvez to Fred Ross, and the chapel became an important home for their work with the community service organization. Later renamed McDonnell Hall, Guadalupe Mission chapel provided a foundation for Chavez's work with Dolores Huerta to co found the United Farm Workers Union and maintains its historic association with Chavez, the UFW, immigrants and all who are poor in spirit."
Marker Number: 1,049.00

Marker Name: Guadalupe Mission of San Jose

County: Santa Clara

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 9/14/2014

Location: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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