Episodes about "florida"

Ponce de Leon and the First Mass

Ponce de Leon and the First Mass

Ponce de Leon landed on the coast of Florida in April 1513, and the first Mass was offered. Because it was Holy Week he named the land “La Florida.”

The Martyrs of La Florida

The Martyrs of La Florida

Over the span of about 200 years, up to 1,000 Catholic missionaries and natives, were martyred in what is now the US Southeast.