Here is a picture of Cathedral St. James and St. Philip Community Center in Jacmel
The Cathedral of St. James and St. Philip was badly damaged following the earthquake 5 years ago. As a result, weekend mass had to be held in another, rundown location where services took place on three separate floors. Soon, however, the church's leader, Bishop Saturne, will realize the dream of one community worship center for the church's patrons. Come May 1, the leaders of the church will have a new Cathedral dedicated to them through the aid of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and church officials across the world.
Here is a picture of the historic Cathédrale de Sacré-Coeur in Hinche.
The city of Hinche is located in central Haiti. With a population around 50,000 people the Capital of the Department of Centre is also called the city of Charlemagne Péralte, the Haitian nationalist leader who resisted the United States occupation of Haïti (1915-1934).
The city of Hinche is accessible by road and plane. The main attraction of the region of Hinche is located on the East of Hinche and is called Bassin Zim. This is a 20 m waterfall at a distance of 30-minute drive from town.
On Saturday, November 22, 2014, a transitional Cathedral was inaugurated in port-au-Prince. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Port-au-Prince
The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is also known as the Port-au-Prince Cathedral, it was constructed between 1884 and 1914 and became the church оf the Roman Catholic Archdiocese оf Port-au-Prince on 13 December 1928. The church was almost destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. Prior to its destruction, the cupola of the north tower used to serve as the front lighthouse for guiding mariners into the harbor of Port-au-Prince. Monseigneur Guyre Poulard, the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince launched an international designers competition in the fall of 2012 to rebuild the cathedral. After scrutinizing a total of 134 designs, 30 finalists were shortlisted and the winner was selected in February 2013. The winning designer to rebuild the church was Segundo Cardona, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). The main requirements for rebuilding designs included: (a) Preserving the remains of dilapidated structure; (b) Plan should be suitable for the rituals of the church; (c) Creating civic space for non-religious purpose; (d) Creating a space for remembrance of the 2010 earthquake tragedy.
Four years after its destruction, the Cathedral of Jacmel will be rebuilt starting September 2014. Bishop of Jacmel, Mgr. Launay Saturne, revealed that Miyamoto Haiti, ancillary to Miyamoto International, would build the Cathedral.
The Archdiocese of Miami has contributed money to buy the land where a multi-use Cathedral will stand. Church functions and community meetings will both share the mixed-use space.
Jacmel Cathedral, ruined by fire in 1896, was rebuilt on the same site.
Here is a picture of the new Episcopal Cathedral to be built soon in Port-au-Prince.
The plans for a new episcopal cathedral was just delivered and it is going to be located on the site of the old one. As you may remember, previous cathedral came down as a result of the 2010 earthquake. The plan for the new structure was unveiled at the Chicago meeting of the Episcopal Church Executive Council.
Les Cayes significant points in history include: being named by the French administration who colonized the area, Aux Cayes, due to its closeness to Île à Vache, President of Gran Colombia, Simón Bolívar traveled to Les Cayes on December 23, 1818 to gain support for his campaign in South America, hurricanes destroyed the town first in 1781 and then again seven years later, and it has had as its residents, André Rigaud, Auguste Davezac, John James Audubon and André Corvington.
Cap-Haitien Cathedral, imbued with historical importance, was the target of vicious criminal activity in 2011 that violated its sacred inner sanctum. The violent wrongdoers were traced to former Haitian President Aristide's Fanmi Lavalas party.
Defacement of the Cathedral appalled and horrified the largely Roman Catholic community. No longer will they be able to feel safe within its nave.
Archbishop Kebreau appealed to President Martelly to take a sterner approach in ruling Haiti to avoid incidents of this nature in the future.
Cap-Haitien Cathedral, a place of symbolic significance, sustained a brutal attack on its inner sanctum in 2011. The evildoers were discovered to be members of Fanmi Lavalas, former President Aristide's organization.
Ruination of the Cathedral surprised and scared the Roman Catholic parish. It can no longer be assumed anyone is safe within the Cathedral's confines.
Cap-Haitien Archbishop Kebreau warned President Martelly if he did not rule with a tighter fist, more violations against the church could be expected.
Haiti has many beautiful cathedrals, but none equal the tall, white, sun-splashed, and stately Cap-Haitien Cathedral.
Built on the main plaza of town, the structure is a well-aged example of early 20th century architecture.
A part of Haitian history also resides on the church site, a statue of rebel leader Mackandal. He led an infantry of black slaves fighting to free themselves from French domination in 1712.
Once called the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the church is now the Cathedral of Our Lady.