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“Beautiful church”
Review of St. Fidelis Church

St. Fidelis Church
Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is a beautiful church to look at. Sometimes they give tours and it is so interesting to hear how the church was made. I've visited it several times and it is always open. Really worth driving off the interstate to see!

Thank rlr13
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Who could ever imagine in the small town of Victoria, KS such a treasure! Not far from Hays, KS, a trip from anywhere to see this beautiful Church would be worth it. A Roman Catholic Church seeking minor basilica status, and it would be hard to believe if such a goal was not accomplished. The stained glass windows, the marble, the wood carvings, and everything else this Church has to offer makes you think you have stepped back into time, or into another country. Match the beauty with the history the church has to offer and you will not regret one moment of time you spent on the adventure getting there.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

The Cathedral of the Plains holds around 1100 people, which is nearly the population of Victoria. The people spared no expense to build a beautiful church. It's open all the time with self-guided tour brochures and is definitely worth seeing for both its size and beauty.

Thank Roxie1203
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Only found this place because of AAA. Read highligts of cities and towns would be passing by and noticed a church with stained glass windows. Saw it from the interstate and decided to stop by and see. Noticed from beginning it was of older age and to our surpise it was open. Went inside and was immediately taken back by the beauty of this church. The ornate designs within and the beauty of the stained glass and granite columns. This didn't compare to Katie (the sacristan) she's 89 and has been there for 27 years. This lovely woman gave us a tour explaining the church in detail of origins of the stonework, granite columns and sculptures and everything you could see. We bid our farewells and received a hug with warm wishes for the rest of our journey. This is a must stop and see if not for the church but for Katie too.

1  Thank wcso465
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

St. Fidelis or as it is otherwise known ("The Cathedral of the Plains") is spectacular as far as churches go. I cannot tell you if that is because it seems so out of place in the middle of Kansas or if it is because of the effort of the towns people to have it built and the beauty it holds. If you are a church enthusiast then you must visit... but for the run of the mill person, it's just another pretty church in the middle of no where.

Thank CTParks
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