Managed by J. John Basil


This site will provide information to church visitors, travelers, historians and the faithful – especially, those interested in the sacred aspects of the churches and their artifacts. The physical attributes of Churches and Shrines: architecture, statues, altars and gardens provide a tangible structure for parishioners, devotees and visitors to anchor their worship practices. This website will highlight connections between the physical and the sacred.

Content & organization

Churches and Shrines: photos and descriptions of structures, interiors, statues and gardens

Mary & Saints: information about the Blessed Mother and favorite Saints

Devotions: special ways to praise and honor God, Mary and the Saints with Traditional Prayers and Litanies

Blogs: discussions about a variety of topics of interest

SUPPORT & Sponsorship

Any revenues earned will be used to support expenses of the website, as well as related causes.

Writing & guidebooks

Detailed guidebooks are available for most of the churches shown on this website; and contain much more information and more photographs.

Contact us if you are interested in a copy of a guidebook or having one written for your church.

Terms & Conditions

All links and/or references to other websites were found to be useful and active at the time of publication and are provided for information only. This website and/or author is not responsible for the content or code of other linked websites and users should view those sites at their own discretion.

Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised edition © 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C. and are used by permission of the copyright owner. All Rights Reserved. No part of the New American Bible may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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No content or images are to be used in whole or in part without the author’s express written permission unless specifically stated otherwise on the related content or image.

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