San Antonio Historic Houses of Worship
Monday, November 22 from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM | $30
David R. Bains, Samford University, and Daniel Sack, Washington, D.C., Presiding
First settled by Europeans in 1718, San Antonio is named for Saint Anthony of Padua. It became one of the largest cities in Texas after the Civil War. This tour will explore some of the houses of worship this rich heritage has bequeathed it. Probable stops will include San Fernando Cathedral (dating from 1738 with a major expansion in 1868), the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower, begun shortly after the canonization of the St. Térèse de Lisux (“the Little Flower”) in 1925, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church founded in the Government Hill neighborhood in 1883 adjacent to Fort Sam Houston. We also hope to include a visit to Jewish or Hindu community. Transportation provided.