A Visit to the Home of California’s First Martyr
January 1, 1989
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 supposed birthplace of Fr. Luis Jayme in San Juan, Majorca.
View of the town of San Juan as seen from the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Consolation.
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 commemorate the bicentennial of martyrdom of Fray Jayme.
Painting of Fray Jayme’s martyrdom in the sacristy of the Church of St. John.