Framed poster - Cathedral of San Juan Bautista - San Juan - Puerto Rico - Catholicism
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Cathedral of San Juan Bautista - San Juan - Puerto Rico
The Catedral de San Juan is the second
oldest cathedral in the Americas.
It was the first diocese of the
New World with bishop
Don Alonso Manso in 1511.
The Catedral Metropolitana Basílica
de San Juan Bautista, or in English,
Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of
Saint John the Baptist, is the Roman
Catholic cathedral of the Archdiocese
of San Juan in Puerto Rico.
The cathedral is one of the oldest
buildings in San Juan, located in
Old San Juan, the oldest cathedral
in the United States, and is the
second oldest cathedral in the Americas.
The first school in Puerto Rico was
the Escuela de gramática
(Grammar School). The school
was established by Bishop Alonso
Manso in 1513, in the area where
the cathedral would later be constructed.
The school was free of charge and
the courses taught were Latin
language, literature, history, science,
art, philosophy and theology.
The cathedral contains the tomb of
the Spanish explorer and settlement
founder Juan Ponce de León.
BLESSED CARLOS MANUEL (Charlie):
It also has a shrine to the Blessed
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Santiago,
the first Puerto Rican and the first
Caribbean-born layperson in history
to be beatified.
RELICS OF SAINT PIO - A CONVERTED
The church also houses the relic of
San Pío, a saint martyred in Rome.
The Catholic Church felt the Catedral
de San Juan needed a relic so
it sent the skull of San Pío. In a glass
display case, a wax sculpture
of his body encases the skull. The back
of his skull is exposed so you
can see it is real. If you look in his mouth
you can see his real teeth.
Address: Calle del Cristo núm. 151,
San Juan, Puerto Rico
This is across the El Convento Hotel.
It is a major tourist attraction -
like most of Old San Juan.
Authors Note - Raul: I lived in old
San Juan for a year and visited
frequently this Cathedral. I testify that
this Cathedral does have a very
strong spiritual and presence and
a special joyous and deep presence -
so many centuries of worship! To
enjoy this blessing, I often stayed
there for an entire day, and once
saw a red halo around the St. Pio Relic!
http://humanidades.uprrp.edu/ahpr/?page_id=652 (in spanish)