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“Beautiful Church” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saint Mary Star of the Sea

Saint Mary Star of the Sea
1010 Windsor Ln, Key West, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-1018
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Ranked #6 of 187 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Lovely church, all decorated for the Christmas Holidays. A nice respite amid the KW experience.
Awesome grounds, elementary school and Gift Shop.

Visited December 2012
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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Great spiritual experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Father John Baker is such a joy. His smile warms your heart not to mention his religious message. The church is historically breathtakingly beautiful! Stop by to visit the chapel and grotto too.

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“You have to go, beautiful service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We are Catholic and I was really looking forward to Mass at this Church, the history is wonderful and it is a beautiful expereince. If you are not Catholic, do not let that deter you - visit - it is beautiful!

Visited November 2012
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“If you need a place to go to mass, this is a good place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

As Catholics, weekly mass is not optional. We were in Key West for a wedding/vacation. The wedding was on Saturday afternoon, so we couldn't make the vigil mass as we do when we're home.

Sunday morning was beautiful. A perfect church morning. One of the priests came into the back of the church snapping his fingers. I was hooked.

As it turned out, he did not deliver the homily, but the priest who did was good. He was a fast talker, but he had a nifty message.

After church, the finger-snapping priest was outside greeting the parishioners. I waited my turn and snapped my fingers at him. He cracked up. Good service.

Visited November 2012
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“Saint Mary Star of the Sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Saint Mary's is the only Catholic Chrch that I know of on the island. The church is an older style church - which is great and has a big pipe organ. They have a 5:00 Saturday vigil and Sunday masses in English and one in Spanish at noon. The Church is located on Truman (US1) just northeast of Duval Street.

Visited November 2012
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