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San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas
This is the San Fernando Cathedral located in San Antonio, Texas. It was founded in 1731. It is the oldest functioning still standing church in the state of Texas. The cathedral was named for St. Fernando III of Castile, who ruled during the 13th century, our ancestor.  The Cathedral was built by settlers from the Canary Islands, for this reason the interior has pictures of Virgin of Candelaria, the patroness of the Canary Islands. I haven't personally found any church in Texas named after St. Fernando but I have heard of streets and towns named after him. Portraits and statues of St. Fernando are very popular in Spain. The monarch is often depicted holding the apostle's banner bearing the cross of Calatrava in his left hand, and in his right hand is his sword. Lobera, and the keys symbolize the conquest of Seville in fulfillment of the prophecy. At other times the saint is shown holding to his heart the statue of Our Lady of the Battles.  Below I have information on the life of King Ferdinand III. Check the relationship chart to see how I relate to this great saint.
                                        ST. FERNANDO, PRAY FOR US
                                 OUR LADY OF VICTORY, PRAY FOR US.
Resources:  Internet Encyclopedia
Book:  Saint Fernando III by James Fitshenry
The Life of the Very Noble King of Castile and Leon by Sister Carmen Fernandez de Castro Cabaza