Courtesy of Copely Press
An engraving depicting the marterdom of Fr. Luis Jaime at San Diego Mission.
Courtesy of San Diego Historical Society
Neophyte Indian girls, attending the school at the Mission San Diego de Alcalá, celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi on May 24, 1894. More than a half-century earlier, Doña Apolinaria Lorenzana, known as La Beata (the pious one), devoted herself to the church and to teaching girls to read and write catechism.