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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...more
Stopped in while walking downtown. It's open to the public most days, except during Mass. There is a beautiful courtyard next to it with statues and the grave of one of the original Bishops. The chapel is overwhelmingly marvelous. Be sure to take your time...More
The Basilica was built in the early 1840's. Spires and stained-glass windows are the main attraction for a visiting non Catholic. Big deal for here, modest by many measures to many we have seen in Europe. My guess is seating for about 500!
I marvel at the architecture of this place. How did they create such a wonderful place of worship so long ago? St. Mary is a must see when traveling on the Natchez Trace or in the Natchez, Vidalia or Miss-Lou area. Spectacular in this historical...More
St. Mary's was absolutely breathtaking. Actually a Minor Basilica now, this once magnificent Gothic Cathedral, has stood solidly in historic Natchez, Mississippi, since 1842. Well worth stepping inside to admire.
Be careful with the light meter on your camera, as the stained glass does strange things. It is absolutely lovely. I was there on Sunday, and it was the only place of worship open. Strangely, the other churches were all locked.
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Hi. I had a look at their website and it makes mention of a number of different " church services." Not being a Catholic, I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for. If you are in the city, it would be worth calling in to... More
Hi. I had a look at their website and it makes mention of a number of different " church services." Not being a Catholic, I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for. If you are in the city, it would be worth calling in to check with their church office.
Sorry I can't be more helpful.