This Day In History

    • Ground Breaking
    • 1998 Ground broken for St. Paul Minnesota Temple
    • Moroni
    • 1996 Angel Moroni placed upon the Vernal Utah Temple

San Antonio Texas

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Painted Bunting · Passerina ciris pallidior
Mike Nelson, XC141535. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/141535.

Summer Tanager · Piranga rubra
Mike Nelson, XC141546. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/141546.

Lesser Goldfinch · Spinus psaltria
Mike Nelson, XC141493. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/141493.

Bewick’s Wren · Thryomanes bewickii
Mike Nelson, XC141394. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/141394.

 

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San Antonio Temple Wiki

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History

Announcement

On June 24, 2001 the Mormon Church announced it would be building a temple in San Antonio, Texas, making it the state’s fourth. Work quickly began to find a site for the temple. The need for a temple in the San Antonio area had become great because of the rapid growth of the Church. In ten years the number of Mormon members in the area grew from 9,000 to 12,000. Until the San Antonio Temple was announced members in the area had to travel to Houston a three and a half hour trip one way; or Dallas a four and a half hour trip one way.

Groundbreaking

On March 29, 2003 a site dedication and groundbreaking ceremony was held and construction began.

Open House

An open house was held April 16 through May 7, 2005 to allow people to see the inside of a Mormon temple. During these three weeks, more than 50,000 people took a tour through the newly finished temple.

Cultural Celebration

The night before the dedication a celebration was held at the Alamodome. More than 20,000 people attended to watch a show featuring over 4,000 singers and dancers, horses, fireworks, and presentations of Texas history, family values, and Mormon beliefs. President Hinckley also spoke to those in attendance about the temple.

Dedication

President Gordon B. Hinckley officially dedicated the San Antonio Temple for use on May 22, 2005.

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The inside of the temple is beautifully furnished with African Cherrywood, stained glass windows, paintings of Jesus’ life and a mural by San Antonio artist Keith Bonds.

The San Antonio Mormon temple serves about 45,250 members from Waco to Brownsville, Texas. It has a total of 16,800 square feet, two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.

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Spires and Moroni

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Moroni

Sculptor  Karl Quilter
Version  1982
Placed  21 September 2003
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Sources and Links

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  • 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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