This past week there have been many celebrations leading up to the founding of our nations oldest city, St Augustine. On Tuesday September 8, Our Blessed Mother's Birthday, as with previous years,there was a re-enactment of the day 450 years ago Pedro Menendez and 800 Spaniards landed on the shores of St Augustine, followed by a procession through the historic streets and a Mass commemorating the first Catholic Parish, Here is some news coverage: http://www.news4jax.com/news/special-mass-for-st-augustines-450th/35164784
I am so blessed to live in St Augustine and my family are active parishioners at the Cathedral Basilica Of St Augustine. I was even more blessed to have won a drawing for two invitations to the special mass. So as always I brought my camera and reverently took photos of the Mass. I did not use a flash nor move around to take these so they are not my best work.
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