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When Disney built the first big hotel in Orlando, the Bishop sent a priest to say mass there. The second one was built, and another priest was sent....and so on. Well, the money that was collected at these masses was put aside until it could be decided what to do with it. Since the area grew and grew, it was decided that the money would be used to build a Basilica that could hold 2,000 people.
The church was next to the outlet stores that the hubby and I were giving all our money to, so when we were done shopping, we went over to check out the church, the museum, and the gift shop. The stained glass windows and stations of the cross were amazing. I loved the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel as well as many of the statues.
We had about an hour til mass started, so we went to dinner and when we returned, there was a policeman in the middle of the road directing traffic. When we got into the parking lot, we passed a place set up for cabs (weird) and the parking lot was half full (we were 10 min early). I couldn't believe how many people were there. This church is mostly used by tourists. I have a lot of church going friends, but almost all of them skip church when they go on vacation, so I was shocked at how full the church was. There were so many families, not just the old folks. It was nice to see. I love going to new churches. Thanks for indulging me~