Tac (1822-1841) was Luiseño Indian. He was born and raised at
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, located in present-day Oceanside,
California. At the age of ten, he left the Mission with Father Peyrí,
O.F.M., and another young neophyte boy, Agapito Amamix. Their
destination was Rome. On September 23, 1834, Pablo and Agapito
enrolled at the Urban College. There they learned how to be
missionary priests, hoping to one day return home to California to
shepherd their Luiseño brothers and sisters in Christ. Following in
the footsteps of Saint Junípero Serra, whose motto was “Move
forward and never turn back” (¡Siempre adelante y nunca para
atrás!), the young Pablo Tac never gave up. "Meet Pablo Tac"
is a story of faith, courage in the face of adversity, and the
universality of the Catholic Church. Come and meet Pablo Tac.