Kino Life Chapters
A B C D and E
Kino Life Chapters & Maps
The Kino Paintings
Professor José Cirilo Ríos Ramos
Santa Ana, Sonora
Preliminaries - Europe
1645 Born near Trent in Alps - only son of 4 children.
1668 Death bed vow to St. Francis Xavier and university education in Bavaria.
1678 Spain 3 years - priest, teacher & correspondence with Duchess, patron of missions.
A.. Arrival 5 years 1681 - 1686 Age 36
1681 Arrival Mexico City; writes astronomical treatise on 1680 Comet.
1685 Baja California 3 years - "colonization" effort ends after drought, disease and
near starvation. Kino made 5 voyages of exploration in the Gulf of California &
Pacific Ocean and was among first Europeans to travel across the Baja.
Kino starts 12 years of advocacy for "mission" return to Baja.
B. Basis 8 years 1687 - 1695 Age 42
1687 Petition to end to slavery (Native labor impressment).
1687 Arrival Pimería Alta; establishes mission headquarters at Dolores and missions at
other villages in Northern Sonora.
1691 First trips to Tumacácori (1691) and San Xavier (1692) after invitation
Sonoran Gulf Coast exploration; starts building boat to supply future Baja return.
C. Crisis 1 year 1695 - 1696 Age 50
1695 Father Saeta martyred in Caborca on Holy Saturday.
Peace made after 5 months of violence; Kino's 3 missions not attacked.
"Saeta Biography" written; basis for modern missiology.
Kino's 40 day/1,200 ride to Mexico City to save missions from closing.
Also in Mexico City plans for Jesuits return to Baja financed by Pious Fund of the
Californias and governed by Jesuits - no civilian or military rule.
Jesuit Father General intervention for Kino: "a chosen instrument of Our Lord
for His cause in these missions."
D. Dusty Trails 8 years 1696 - 1704 Age 51
Extensive journeys throughout Southern Arizona including 4 to Colorado River.
Mission, visitas and ranches in Arizona established for future missionaries.
Kino builds large churches: Dolores, Remedios and Cocóspera.
1697 Missionaries return to Baja and Kino's ranches supply food.
1701 Discovers land route to Baja near Yuma and draws famous map 1701 showing
California is not an island; supply of Baja missions continues by ship.
E Expansion 6 years 1705 - 1711 Age 52
Must provide critical support to restarted Jesuits missions in Baja;
not permitted to do further explorations beyond today's U.S. - Mexico border;
Kino's missions provide aid for more missions & church building in Sonora & Baja..
Opens new trail to Guaymas - new seaport to ship cattle and grain to Baja (1704).
Last major explorations to Pinacates (1706) and exploration of Gulf coast in Sonora;
Completes "Favores Celestiales:" historical account and Kino's
recommendations for future expansion and global vision.
O'odham in Arizona continue to travel to Kino's missions in Sonora to help Kino
and receive his ministry.
1711 Dies in Magdalena at age 65 - collapses as dedicating chapel to his patron saint
Aftermath - Legacy
1754 Kino's writings used by Mexico Provincial as basis for 2nd wave of Jesuit
missionaries from Central Europe.
1919 Father of study of Spanish Colonial history Dr. Herbert Bolton, translates Kino's
"Favores Celestiales. "
1965 State of Arizona's Kino statue dedicated to U.S. Hall of Heroes statute collection.
1966 Grave discovered by Mexico- U.S. team - 50th anniversary in May 2016.
2008 Servant of God - sainthood petition and documents submitted to Vatican
2009 Kino Border Initiative started - promote safe and peaceful borderlands.
2011 300th Anniversary of Kino's death with commemorations and celebrations.
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