1600’s

1605

Franciscans open the first seminary.

1606

Bishop Altamirano of Cuba visits, confers confirmation and minor orders.

1607

The English establish first settlement in Jamestown, Va.

1620

Pilgrims arrive at Plymouth Rock.

1620s

First chapel of Nuestra SeƱora de La Leche y Buen Parto (Our Lady of the Milk and Happy Delivery) is built at Mission Nombre de Dios. It’s the first Marian shrine in the United States.

1647

Three Franciscan missionaries killed near Tallahassee.

1672

Work begins on the Castillo de San Marcos.

1674

First seven priests ordained.

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