Santo Hermano Pedro - Tenerife, España
N 28° 03.492 W 016° 34.823
28R E 344685 N 3104657
Quick Description: Statue of Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur, better known as Santo Hermano Pedro near the airport Reina Sofía on the island of Tenerife.
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 5/29/2017 6:56:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMVVGP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
The statue of Santo Hermano Pedro is located on the access road of Reina Sofía airport on the island of Tenerife directly on the TF-1.

Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur (or Betancourt) y Gonzáles, O.F.B. (Spanish: Pedro de San José de Betancur y Gonzáles, March 21, 1626 (Tenerife) – April 25, 1667 (Antigua Guatemala), called Hermano Pedro de San José Betancurt or more simply Hermano Pedro, Santo Hermano Pedro, or San Pedro de Vilaflor, was a Spanish saint and missionary in Guatemala. Known as the "St. Francis of Assisi of the Americas", he is the first saint native to the Canary Islands, is also considered the first saint of Guatemala and Central America.

Peter de Betancur was distinguished by the humble spirit and austere life with which he practiced mercy. He was beatified on June 22, 1980, and canonized on July 30, 2002, by Pope John Paul II.
Source: Wikipedia
Associated Religion(s): Christianity

Statue Location: Access road to Reina Sofía airport

Entrance Fee: free

Website: [Web Link]

Artist: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Take a picture of the statue. A waymarker and/or GPSr is not required to be in the image but it doesn't hurt.
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