One of our favorite places to visit is St. Augustine, Florida. We make a trip there every couple of months. Each time we try to find something we haven’t seen before. This time we decided to visit Nombre de Dios Mission.


On 8 September 1565, Pedro Menedez de Aviles landed and claimed the land for Spain. The first act was for Father Franciso Lopez de Mendoza Grajales to hold mass.  This site would later become the beginnings of the oldest Catholic parish in the U.S. and the first Mission.


The Big Guy is walking towards the most notable feature of the Mission grounds. The Great Cross. The Great Cross was erected in 1966 in honor of the 400th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine.

The Chapel of Our Lady of La Leche, 1615.
The Chapel of Our Lady of La Leche

One of the things I love the most about St. Augustine.
One of the things I love the most about St. Augustine.



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9 thoughts on “Sky Watch Friday: Nombre de Dios Mission

  1. What a lovely place with breathtaking scenes. You did an excelent job on the photos. Nice of you to share with us. I, also, appreciate your stopping by post today,


  2. Beautiful post with awesome sky images! I also love the green Chapel of Our Lady of La Leche and the close-up of the water. Have a great weekend. 🙂


  3. Lavoice, Troy, Rajesh: TY,

    Diane: Ty, the water is one of my favorites.

    Shirl: There is a lot to see and do there. If it is your first time there and you are going to be there a few days. Get a multi-day tour pass to see the most of the City. The tour that starts at the old jail museum is the best. Plus it has free parking and on/off shuttle service. I think it may even have a beach shuttle.


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