Monterrey Mexico Temple

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Description

The Monterrey Mexico Temple is the 110th operating temple. The Monterrey Mexico Temple was the 12th LDS temple to be built in Mexico, though it was the second temple announced for México. It serves over 91,000 members in the city of Monterrey and the northeast of the country in general.

 

History

Announcement

The Monterrey Mexico temple was announced on 20 December 1995 by the First Presidency. at that time the only other temple in Mexico was in Mexico City, 9.5 hours to the south.

The Church originally selected a site for the Monterrey México Temple adjacent to Colegio Labastida on Avenida Vasconcelos in San Pedro. Due to local resistance to the original site chosen for the temple, ground was not broken for five years following the announcement of the temple. Although the church won a three-year legal suit, officials decided to relocate the temple site to appease neighbors of the original site. The new temple site is located in the Huajuco zone of Monterrey along the National Highway. [1] The site of the Monterrey México Temple was chosen in March 2000. A building permit was issued on June 27, 2000.

Groundbreaking

Ground was broken for the temple Elder by Lynn A. Mickelsen of the Seventy on November 4 2000 —nearly 5 years after the temple was announced. [2]

Open House

An open house was held from 8-20 April of 2002 prior to the dedication of the temple. During the 12 days of the open house about 40,000 people toured the temple. An average of 3,300 per day. Among the attendees were business, government, civic leaders, and officials from other religious faiths.

Dedication

On 28 April 2002 President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Monterrey Mexico Temple, the 75th temple he had dedicated. During the dedicatory prayer President Hinckley said, “We express our gratitude for the Prophet Joseph Smith to whom Thou didst reveal Thyself and Thine Only Begotten Son. We thank Thee for all of the gifts that have come through the restoration of the gospel including the keys of the Holy Priesthood, which will be exercised in this house.” [3] President Hinckley also expressed, “appreciation for the many missionaries who have labored in this great nation in teaching the eternal truths of Thy gospel. They have served with such devotion that today hundreds of thousands of Thy sons and daughters have entered the waters of baptism and have thereafter walked in faith before Thee.”[3]

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The Monterrey Mexico Temple is the 110th operating temple. The Monterrey Mexico Temple was the 12th temple dedicated in Mexico and the 78th in North America.

Presidents

TEMPLE PRESIDENT YEARS SERVED
President Ralph N. Christensen 2016–
President Juan A. Alvaradejo 2013–2016
President Juan A. Machuca C. 2010–2013
President Horacio A. Tenorio 2007–2010
President Jesús Santos Montes 2004–2007
President Eran A. Call 2002–2004

Aggrandized by a backdrop of beautiful mountains and hills, the Monterrey México Temple stands in Valle Alto—located in the southeastern section of Monterrey—along the National Highway near the famous Cerro de la Silla. A Stake center built in conjunction with the temple also shares the grounds.

The design originally created for the Monterrey México Temple was substituted with a smaller standard design when the location changed to Valle Alto. The change allowed for more green area and necessary parking.

The Monterrey Mexico Temple has a classic modern design with a single-spire. The exterior is finished with white granite. It has a total of 16,498 square feet (1,532.7 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.

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Sources and Links

External links

  • Temple at LDS.org(official)
  • Temple at MormonTemples.org (official)
  • Temple at MormonNewsroom.org (official)
  • Temple at LDSChurchTemples.com
  • Temple at LDSChurchNewsArchive.com
  • Temple at Wikipedia

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Sources/Citation

  1. [1]El Norte, 8 August 2000.
  2. [2]“Work on Monterrey Temple Moves Forward”, Church News, 11 November 2000.
  3. [3]“Dedicatory prayer: ‘Open the windows of heaven,'” Church News, 11 May 2002. Accessed 26 June 2005

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