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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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  • We were invited to walk through right before mass. Beautiful place and people were very friendly. A lady asked us to sit with her and she explained the statues and the stained glass windows. I would h...  more »
  • This is a beautiful Catholic Church! It also has a beautiful prayer garden in the back. Very serene and well-maintained. Definitely a must-see in Natchez, MS!!!  more »
  • Beautiful Church!!! It has a very nice prayer garden in the back as well. This church is located next to a serene memorial park for confederate soldiers and the Armed Forces. This area is a must-see!!...  more »
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  • Bueatiful place was free to wonder and take pics have brochure to give you own guided tour
  • Beautiful 1800s church, so ornate and artistic, well worth the drive.
  • This is NOT St. Mary's and surely not from the Owner???