St. Mary's Basilica, Phoenix

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  • With an endorsement by John Paul the Great, what more could I add? It is downtown and offers confession and masses - and while I got lucky with the parking - plan ahead for prime time street meter par...  more »
  • St. Mary's is a very beautiful Basilica in the heart of downtown Phoenix, I visited during a lunch break while attending a professional event at the Convention Center and was there for about 30 minute...  more »
  • This Basilica really feels very comfortable and spiritual inside. Architecturally beautiful both inside and out. Flying buttress ceilings always impress us. There is a juxtaposition outside though - t...  more »
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  • This church is very old in a good way. It has a rich history as the priests also used to teach at St. Mary's high school which was down the street on Polk until the 1990s. Their choir is beautiful. Masses during the week are popular also. Start at 12:05. Sundays' Masses are longer. Very cool place to get to know especially if you are Catholic or interested in becoming a Catholic.
  • It was nice, smelt a bit weird when I walked in.
  • +JMJ...Church history just pours from the main and side altars! For believers and non-believers alike the architecture, paintings and statues are worthy of admiration. I entered this historical Church building, a house of worship and prayer, with awe and interest. Was able to join the community for a week-day Holy Mass. Was surprised to see that so many took time from their work schedules spending their lunch break to enter into the spiritual oasis of refreshing prayer. Walked around the lovely, lush grounds and was pleasantly surprised by the life-sized statue of the holy pope, now a Saint, Pope John Paul II. Wished I lived closer than Cottonwood so as to be able to stop in from time to time just to sit in the quiet of this holy house.
  • Community-oriented. Very helpful people. Well-kept grounds and church.
  • This is not just a nice Franciscian church, it has beautiful architecture and an internationally known rose window over what was the choir loft. It was declared a Basillica by John Paul 2. This is not the cathedral, But the Popes "chair" ( a catheral is a "seat") designed by Dave Montour, his chalice designed by Carlton jamon and pictures of the paps l visit stage are next door at the diocese offices.

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