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Saint Franciscus Church

Oranjestad, Aruba
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Ranked #6 of 27 attractions in Oranjestad
Type: Religious Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edison, NJ
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I attended mass at St. Franciscus Church. We wanted to experience mass in another language. What an awesome experience. The choir and music were outstanding and the people were very welcoming. We were glad that we attended the service even though we did not understand Papiamento.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We wanted to attend Mass while on vacation and based on the time, our taxi driver took us to this church. It was simple and beautiful. Although the mass was not in English, the language and the music were amazing. It was also First Communion which was awesome to see.

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Oneida, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Beautiful old church, very easy to get to and huge. We went to mass there Christmas Day and although it wasn't in English (Papiamento!) we thought it was a beautiful service, a wonderful experience. The people were very friendly and outgoing.

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West Babylon, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Very moving and spiritual. I liked how they used the children for different parts of the scripture readings and the mass. People of Aruba are very religious.

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Bergen County, NJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is a church attended primarily by residents, like Amador Lacle, aka "Bully" driver of Taxi 79. Unlike the states where people go to church dressed like a bad day at the golf course or worse. the Aruban people dress with reverence for the house of God. There was a sense of peace and spirit that left one with no... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Very welcoming parish, friendly people, great music

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caldwell nj
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170 reviews 170 reviews
61 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

You need to have your own car or a cab from the hotel area, but while on vacation, if you wish to enjoy Sunday mass, this is a wonderful place to go. Make certain that your hotel verifys the mass times though, because the times do change. The church community is very welcoming.

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