Prince of Peace Church
A beautiful fountain graces the circled south entrance to the Mission grounds. To the right of the circle is the Prince of Peace Votive Church. The church was built in 1965 to commemorate the Mission’s Four Hundredth anniversary. Prince of Peace is a votive church dedicated to prayers that God would spare the world from atomic warfare.
Similar to the Castillo de San Marcos, a mile north of the mission grounds, the Prince of Peace Church is composed mostly of coquina stone (a natural rock formation consisting of limestone and small particles of broken seashells which form a strong building material).
Like the Castillo, the walls of the church are composed of solid blocks of coquina stone, rather than a mixture of coquina dust and cement seen in other constructions. This construction reminds the visitor of the strength of the Christian faith and prayer in the face of adversity.
Above the entrance to the Prince of Peace Church is an impressive, brightly colored window depicting the Holy Spirit. At present, this church is used for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament M-F 8-5, for some funerals and weddings, as well as Mass on some special occasions. There is no set schedule of Masses at the Prince of Peach Church.