Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Basilica of the Sacred Heart, South Bend

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Basilica of the Sacred Heart
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W13CHdanielc
Colorado Springs, CO49 contributions
Oct 2021
Just a beautiful church. It is something to see to go to Mass. The Basilica is breathtaking inside. It drips with ND - Catholicism history. The Masses are special as well.
Written November 8, 2021
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JulieShoes
Houston, TX31 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a beautiful church. We were greeted by a docent as soon as we walked in and she did a fabulous job providing history and personalized tour. The stain glass is amazing. We have visited many cathedrals in Europe, this is just as wonderful but is brighter and feels warmer. Ask about the small museum.
Written October 2, 2021
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egwanderlust
Hampton, NH975 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a highlight of the Notre Dame campus. As someone who is not religious I still had a very peaceful and spiritual feeling.

From the moment you walk through the cathedral doors you can begin appreciating the time and work that went into it. This cathedral has the most stained glass in the United States (or so we were told). The paintings are breathtaking and I could not take my eyes off of them.

If you are in the area I would recommend moving this to the top of your must see list.
Written September 21, 2021
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William M
Belleville, IL416 contributions
Aug 2021
The Basilica is a very beautiful and historic church on the grounds of Notre Dame University. They have tour guides that are very knowledgeable and are eager to share that knowledge with you. Wear comfortable shoes because you will be on your feet and walking around the Basilica for quite some time. There is no charge for your visit here.
Written August 28, 2021
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romanpiekosz
Chicago, IL7,820 contributions
Jul 2021
Long time before I went to see the basilica, I've red an article about it. Since that, I knew that it's on my bucket list.
There was a great occasion to go to South Bend, IN because of business related meeting.
I went much earlier, to save some time for visiting the church. According to the basilica website, I shouldn't expect the church to be open for tourists, but nothing like this has happened.
The door were open and I was one of few people there. What a luck!
I spent about an hour inside, taking a lot of pictures and reserving some time for prayer.
I was amazed because of this place. I can say it's one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen in the United States.
I strongly recommend this place. IT's must see one.

RomanP
Written August 26, 2021
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RVTraveler
Gold Canyon, AZ95 contributions
Aug 2021
Amazing basilica on the campus of University of Norte Dame. It is as gorgeous as the old European cathedrals and basilicas. Make sure to catch one of the volunteer guides for a tour where they explain the stained glass scenes and paintings and their history. Allow ample time to park and walk to this beautiful spot.
Written August 21, 2021
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Kimberly C
5 contributions
Jul 2021
The only difficulty we had was figuring out parking. Please allow extra time to sort out parking and walking up to the church.
Written August 19, 2021
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Andrew C
South Bend, IN111 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
The Basilica is a beautiful historic attraction right in the heart of Notre Dame. Make sure to check the times of services if you want to get the full experience and see all of the art and sculptures. Afterwards make a visit to the Grotto directly behind the church and light a candle for a loved one or to their memory.
Written July 9, 2021
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LArry Jan
12 contributions
May 2021
they were very careful still regarding Covid safety protocols . student ushers were kind and helpful
Written May 20, 2021
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Phil G
Palmetto, FL583 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
One word says it all. This Basilica is one of the most beautiful we have visited. Work is under way restoring windows and paint. This is a must see.
Written October 20, 2020
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