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Bob Bernreuter l A History of the Basilica St. Mary Star of the Sea

23-May from 18:00 to 19:00

About the presentation:

We will explore how small seeds of faith planted by 16th century missionaries on a small island in a new world were nurtured into a parish, survived the storms of nature and war, and ultimately would earn the attention of Rome and be honored with the distinguished title of a Minor Basilica.

About the presenter:

A sixth generation “Conch”, Bob grew up in Key West during the fifties and sixties.  He graduated from Key West High in 1964 and received a BA from Florida State University in 1968.  Bob entered the U.S. Air Force and received his aeronautical rating as Pilot in 1969.   He served for 10 years becoming Chief Instructor Pilot for the KC-135 and Command Pilot.  He had three tours in Vietnam flying 67 combat missions.


The Custom House
281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States


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