Prince of Peace Votive Church - St. Augustine, Florida
N 29° 54.135 W 081° 18.599
17R E 470073 N 3307994
Quick Description: The Prince of Peace Votive Church is one of three churches within the St. Augustine Diocese, the oldest in the United States. It was built in 1965 after the Cuban Missile Crisis as a prayer that God would deliver mankind from atomic warfare.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/17/2009 9:53:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM5VYM
The Prince of Peace Votive Church sits on the grounds of the Mission Nombre de Dios and was commissioned by Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley in honor of the 400th anniversary of the Mission. It is the only votive church in the diocese and one of only a handful in the United States. It is oftentimes the first place visitors or pilgrims to the Mission visit.
According to the church's website: "the former director of the Mission Nombre de Dios, historian Michael Gannon, Ph.D. oversaw the 1965 building project. Created by a Boston architectural firm, “it was the first modern church to be built from solid block St. Augustine coquina,” he says. Unlike the nearby Castillo de San Marcos, also built of local coquina, the walls of Prince of Peace are marble-smooth, Dr. Gannon adds. “They were cut with diamond saws, so they have very few rough edges.”
Type of Church: Other
Status of Building: Actively in use for worship
Date of organization: 01/01/1965
Date of building construction: 01/01/1965
Dominant Architectural Style: Modern
Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Mission Nombre de Dios, the Great Cross, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
Diocese: St. Augustine
101 San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, FL United States
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