Monterrey Mexico Temple
|Monterrey Mexico Temple|
|Dedication||28 April 2002
Gordon B. Hinckley
|Site||7.78 acres (3.1 hectares)|
|Floor area||16,498 sq ft (1,533 m2)|
|Preceded by||Lubbock Texas Temple|
|Followed by||Campinas Brazil Temple|
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The Monterrey Mexico Temple was the 12th LDS temple to be built in Mexico. It serves over 91,000 members in the city of Monterrey and the northeast of the country in general. Prior to the construction of the temple, members had to travel as long as 25 hours and cross the U.S.–Mexico border to attend Spanish-speaking sessions at the church's Mesa Arizona Temple.
Due to local resistance to the original site chosen for the temple, ground was not broken for five years following the announcement of the temple. Although the church won a three-year legal suit, officials decided to relocate the temple site to appease neighbors of the original site. The new temple site is located in the Huajuco zone of Monterrey along the National Highway. Construction on the temple began on November 4, 2000.
A two-week open house prior to the dedication of the temple attracted about 40,000 people. Among the attendees were business, government, civic leaders, and officials from other religious faiths. On April 28, 2002, LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Monterrey Mexico Temple, the 75th temple he had dedicated.
The Monterrey Mexico Temple has a classic modern design with a single-spire. The exterior is finished with white granite. It has a total of 16,498 square feet (1,532.7 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.
- Horacio A. Tenorio, former temple president
- Comparison of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by geographic region
- Temple architecture (Latter-day Saints)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico