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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 is a Cathedral, and I believe it is THE Cathedral of MS. It is beautiful and old. Be sure to look up at the ceiling and see all the intricate details. AMEN! 
  • Visited Natchez for New Years and visited the Basilica on Saturday. The inside is beautiful. You can sit and look for a long time. We then attended Mass on Sunday morning. Nice priest and parishioners...  more »
  • I always try an visit local historical churches when traveling and this one did not disappointment! The colors of the paintings are so vibrant and we loved that the church was decorated for the holida...  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???