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St. Mary Basilica, Natchez

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Welcome to St. Mary Basilica

Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the south, it is the spiritual home of a vibrant St. Mary Catholic community today. The construction of this place of worship was begun in 1842 as the Cathedral of the newly established Diocese of Natchez.

The St. Mary congregation takes pride in the basilica's colorful and prayerful setting, and welcomes visitors from near and distant places. The city of Natchez, on the Mississippi River and the birthplace of Mississippi, is a tourist destination because of its historic antebellum homes. St. Mary Basilica, also antebellum, is the city's central landmark.
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  • This beautiful cathedral has a long and interesting history. upon entering the church you are struck by the beautiful large painting of the crucifixion and the Sorrowful Mother Mary. The statues and s...  more »
  • 30 minutes of peace in downtown Natchez. The interior of the church is beautiful, the colors brilliant. We especially enjoyed the Bishop's Gardens out back.  more »
  • having passed by this church many times before, this trip we went in. was glad we did, it was beautiful inside and the stained glass windows are some of the best i have seen, even in europe.  more »
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  • Real fancy church. Lived in Natchez all my life an it was the1st time I ever went in
  • Stunningly beautiful and spiritually moving. The organist happened to be practicing for services. Her glorious music added to the experience.
  • Positively breathtaking. The oldest Basilica in Mississippi, and in perfect condition tour Tuesday thru Friday
  • This Basilica is absolutely beautiful. It's right up there with churches in Europe.
  • Very beautiful and peaceful. If ever in Natchez, you should go in!

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