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Visitors at Bettnet mull the wisdom of designing a church like a great glass greenhouse in a hot place known for hurricanes.
Here's the Naples Daily News account of the Ave Maria unveiling.
The Florida news account reports Ave Maria benefactor Monaghan is an admirer of the chapels of architect Fay Jones, who designed Thorncrown and Mildred B Cooper Memorial chapels in Arkansas.
But the gigantic church planned in Florida, which is to seat more than 3,000 and have the world's largest crucifix, wouldn't appear to match the Arkansas wedding chapels' intimacy (unless large enough trees could be grown to entwine it).