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“Peaceful and Beautiful”

Mission of Nombre de Dios
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Wardensville, WV
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66 reviews
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“Peaceful and Beautiful”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

For the past six years I have worked at near-by Jacksonville for summer employment. As a U.S. history teacher, I absolutely love this place. Free of the crass materialism that has overrun such a historical gem in St. Augustine, this is a beautiful, peaceful place. Although not a Roman Catholic, I feel closer to God here than anyplace I have been. The gardens are beautiful and my favorite place is the swings on the waterfront near the cross. The museum and the gift shop are first rate. I urge anybody who comes to St. Augustine to avoid the tourist-traps in the city and visit this wonderful place.

Visited July 2014
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Pinellas Park, Florida
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“memorial”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

a beautiful sight . a garden and a very beautiful cross. It peaceful and tranquil there. You can walk out to the water see the monuments ad walk the yards. just very peaceful.

Visited August 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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“Largest Cross”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Wonderful History and it has the largest cross that is standing . The cross stands at 280 feet tall, and is the location where Pedro Mendez de Aviles landed when he came to settle St. Augustine over 400 years

Visited August 2014
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Margate, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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“A must do!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

The mission of Nombre de Dios is easy to overlook, it just seems like a church with a nice and large cross in the background. However, it is so much more than that. The cross stands at 280 feet tall, and is the location where Pedro Mendez de Aviles landed when he came to settle St. Augustine over 400 years ago. There is also a statue of Father Lopez where they suspect he conduced his first mass directly after they made land. The church is free to visit.

Visited July 2014
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St. Augustine, Florida
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“Peaceful”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The grounds are beautiful as is the small church. I will visit again when it is cooler. Nearby peacocks can be heard.

Visited July 2014
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