The Faith in Florida
In April 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon landed on the northeast coast of Florida and planted the first cross in the sand.

Our Catholic ancestors risked life and limb to bring the Faith to souls who knew nothing of the grace of the good God. Modern day Catholics may not face death of body, but the irreligious atomosphere cries for public acts like the Pascua Florida pilgrimage to remind us of the great debt of gratitude that we owe our loving Father in Heaven.

Our Catholic ancestors knew this to be true. Be inspired by tales of these heroes and martyrs.

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A year-by-year summary of the history of Catholicism in Florida.
The great Indian uprising in 1597 produced five Franciscan martyrs for the Faith.