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Destiny's LandfallA History of Guam, Revised Edition$
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Robert F. Rogers

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824833343

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824833343.001.0001

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Father San Vitores 1662–1672

Father San Vitores 1662–1672

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(p.38) Chapter 3 Father San Vitores 1662–1672
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Destiny's Landfall
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Robert F. Rogers

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833343.003.0003

This chapter chronicles the efforts of Father Diego Luis de San Vitores to Christianize the Chamorros. To him, Chamorros were free, untamed pagans—like innocent children—living in an unenlightened state of nature. San Vitores felt an overwhelming responsibility to save these forsaken souls despite—or perhaps because of—their neglect by the Spanish authorities. The establishment of a mission in the Islas de los Ladrones (most likely Guam or Rota) would not be easy, however. San Vitores had had to take pains to circumvent the massive bureaucracy of the Spanish colonial system and to succeed in the murky politics of the court. Eventually, however, San Vitores led a mission to the Chamorros, and his actions there would leave an impact on the area that continues to be felt to this day.

Keywords:   Islas de los Ladrones, Diego Luis de San Vitores, San Vitores, Mariana of Austria, Christianity, missionary work, Spanish colonial system, court politics, martyrdom

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