A Visit to the Home of California’s First Martyr

January 1, 1989

The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Winter 1989, Volume 35, Number 1
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

statue of Fr. Luis Jayme  
Cover photo: A statue of Fray Luis Jayme – California’s first martyr – which decorates the top of the Centre Catolic in the town of San Juan, Majorca. He holds a cross in his right hand and the palm of martyrdom in his left. A brief travelog by eminent California historian Norman Neuerburg traces Jayme’s Majorcan heritage. Photo courtesy of the author.
The San Juan coat of arms.  
The San Juan coat of arms.
supposed birthplace of Fr. Luis Jayme  
The supposed birthplace of Fr. Luis Jayme in San Juan, Majorca.
town of San Juan  
View of the town of San Juan as seen from the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation.
statue of Fray Luis Jayme  
The statue of Fray Luis Jayme atop the Centre Catolic. He holds a cross in his right hand and the palm of martyrdom in his left.
San Juan's monument to Fray Jayme  
San Juan’s monument to commemorate the bicentennial of martyrdom of Fray Jayme.
Painting of Fray Jayme's martyrdom  
Painting of Fray Jayme’s martyrdom in the sacristy of the Church of St. John.