Church of the Little Flower, Coral Gables

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The Church of the Little Flower is a Roman Catholic church in Coral Gables, Florida founded in 1926. The church's domed 1951 building was constructed in Spanish Renaissance style, in keeping with the Mediterranean Revival architecture for which Coral Gables is noted.
The church members have long been conspicuously upscale. For most of the 20th century, its members were predominantly Irish-American, political liberals who voted the Democratic ticket, but by the end of the century, the majority of members were Cuban-Americans, who are known for being politically conservative and voting Republican. Both Floridian contenders for the 2016 Republican nomination for president, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, attend Little Flower with their families. The Rubios were married in the church.

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  • The Church of the Little Flower was established in 1926 by a small group of Catholics in the newly established town of Coral Gables. The new parish was named in honor of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux...  more »
  • Caught the 9 am, great music, great homily, engaged congregation, and beautiful church. Everyone wore masks.  more »
  • One of the most beautiful Catholic Churches in South Florida, Church of the Little Flower is a favorite for brides. The location is ideal for gorgeous photography. Highly recommend attending a Mass to become familiar with this jewel in South Florida.
  • Went and felt Christ's smile on Father Davis. Heard St. Isabel's laughter in the Carmelites sister's welcome and the angelic host's peals in their choir. Loved the church for the people first. The beautiful Spanish architecture is gravy.

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